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Built in 1859 in Chiltern and bought by Hilda and Roy Dow in 1930, the unique Dow's Pharmacy displays a fascinating history of a country pharmacy with its original fittings, products, records and equipment.

The pharmacy closed its doors in 1968 with much of its content still intact. It has much of the original shop's pharmaceutical equipment, including that used to prepare medicines prior to the advent of modern dispensing.

In June 1988, Mrs Hilda Dow donated Dow’s Pharmacy to the National Trust.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)

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Type Entry cost
Free entry with valid National Trust Membership

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  • Car park
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • National Trust

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf