Collection of shop fittings, shelves and cupboards

Collection of shop fittings, shelves and cupboards from the old pharmacy, Hexham, late nineteenth or early 20th century

The Gibson family opened a pharmacy in Hexham, Northumberland, in 1834. The shop's interior remained largely unchanged until it closed in 1978, its shelves still populated by a bewildering array of 'shop rounds' (glass jars that held medication). Most of the shop rounds had labels carrying the abbreviated Latin names of their contents. The museum acquired the entire contents and fittings of the shop in 1979 and displayed it with a faithful replica of the shop front.

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Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
1979-18
type:
shop furnitures pharmacy (furniture), pharmacy (furniture), shop furnitures
credit:
Gibson, John P
status:
Permanent collection

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