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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop

Museums, History Alexandria

When the original apothecary on this premises was forced to close during the Depression, in 1933, the doors were locked but the contents in the Gothic Revival interior were left intact: over 8,000 objects, including pill rollers, mortars and pestles and hand-blown medicine bottles with gold-leaf labels, remained. It reopened as a museum in 1939. There is also a collection of archive materials, with journals, letters, and prescription and formula books.


Venue name: Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop
Address: 105–107 Fairfax Street

Cross street: at King Street
Opening hours: Apr–Oct 10am–4pm Tue–Sat; 1–5pm Mon, Sun. Nov–Mar 11am–4pm Wed-Sat; 1–4pm Sun
Transport: King Street Metro then 29K bus or Dash bus AT2, AT3, AT5, AT7
Price: Admission $5; $3 reductions; free under-5s
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