The Qwensel House is the oldest remaining wooden building in Turku, featuring a bourgeois home from the 18th century and a pharmacy from the 19th century under one roof.
At the Qwensel House, you can explore this period of time in Turku and the life of the family of the most famous resident of the house, Joseph Pipping, the father of Finnish surgery. The interior is decorated in the Rococo and Gustavian styles of the late 18th century. The Pharmacy Museum’s pharmacy shop houses the oldest remaining pharmacy interior in Finland, dating back to 1858. The museum also includes workrooms for the self-sufficient pharmacy, i.e. the materials room, two laboratories and the herb room.
During summer the courtyard of Qwensel House comes to life. The smallest family members can play as pharmacist and customers in the children’s pharmacy. The idyllic Cafe Qwensel offers sweet and savoury delights as well as homemade, 18th Century-style drinks.