Dow’s Pharmacy

Step into a long gone era of medicine at this country pharmacy which has original fittings, products, equipment and records.

A pharmacy for over a century, located in Chiltern, this fascinating commercial premises was built in 1859. One of the early pharmacists was David McEwen, father of the Australian prime minister, John McEwen

Pharmacist Hilda and her husband and apprentice, Roy, ran the pharmacy from 1929 until 1968.

Having closed the doors in 1968 everything inside remained intact. Some of the stock and equipment even predated Mrs Dow’s tenure and is from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Medicines, photographic supplies, shop fittings and other stock in original packaging and on original displays can be seen in one of the few authentic shops remaining in Australia.

Dow's Pharmacy - Planning your visit


42 Conness Street
Chiltern 3683 VIC


Open Monday to Sunday 11am to 3pm.
Group tours and other times available by appointment.


Christmas Day and Good Friday.

03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
[email protected]
Entry Fees:

National Trust members: Free,
Adult: $3,
Child: $1,
Family (2 adults + 2 children): $6.

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