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Niagara Apothecary

Functioned as an apothecary from 1820 to 1964.  Features Victorian Architecture; restored to look circa 1869.

Hours of Operation

Mother's Day weekend - Labour Day    Daily    12 noon - 6:00 pm  Extended hours 11:00 am - 6:00 pm during July and August weekends Weekend after Labour Day - Canadian Thanksgiving (second Monday in October)   Weekends Also open for Doors Open Niagara, held on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border every year in mid-October. Closed after Thanksgiving until Mother's Day Weekend.


The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) accepted the responsibility to ensure the museum accurately reflects an operating pharmacy of the Confederation period.� The College also agreed with the Ontario Heritage Foundation (OHF ) to operate the Apothecary as a museum for an initial period of 35 years (to 2005).� This agreement was recently extended to 2010.

The Niagara Apothecary at the Sign of the Golden Mortar is an excellent example of high style, eclectic mid-Victorian commercial architecture. The Italianate façade features arched glazed double doors and two arched plate glass show windows with accents of a Florentine "twisted rope" treatment.

Ownership & Management

The Ontario Heritage Foundation (OHF) acquired the property from the local Niagara Foundation, led its restoration, and opened it as a museum in 1971.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists operates the museum in partnership with the trust.


Niagara Apothecary
5 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0


(905) 468-3845 answered only when open

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.25491431580
Longitude -79.07087582400
UTM easting 656590
UTM northing 4790930


Niagara Apothecary
5 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0
Tel (905) 468-3845 answered only when open
Toll free www.niagaraapothecary.ca/client/ocp/Apothecary.nsf/
Email 'niagaraapothecary@ocpinfo.com'

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