Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

Museum in Castle District

Image by Jennifer Walker Lonely Planet

Just north of Dísz tér, on the site of Budapest’s first pharmacy (1681), this small, entertaining museum contains a mock-up of an alchemist’s laboratory, with dried bats and stuffed crocodiles suspended from the ceiling, a small ‘spice rack’ used by 17th-century travellers for their daily fixes of curative herbs, curiously shaped glassware and a blackened mummy head.