About the Museum

Welcome to the Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy of Cyprus. Our museum hosts an eclectic selection of scientific exhibits related to the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medicines.

Explore our exhibits and learn how they were used in the development, production and testing of non-sterile pharmaceutical products. Our museum exhibits can be classified in five categories as follows:

  1. Production Machinery
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Weighing Instruments
  4. In Process Controls
  5. Books & Manuals
  6. Pharmaceutical Principles

The Museum was established in 2022 by the Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation and was named after Takis Pattichis (1927 – 2016), the founder of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry and of the pharmaceutical company Remedica.

Takis Pattichis is often remembered as the “father” of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Cyprus. Starting out in the 1960’s, his vision was to establish the manufacturing and exporting of pharmaceuticals and medicines right here in Cyprus.

Museum Inauguration 29.04.2022

The Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy was inaugurated by his Excellency the former President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades (2013 – 2023) on the 29th of April 2022.

The Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy is a cultural contribution by the Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation.

Where to Find Us

The Museum of Industrial Pharmacy is located in the center of Limassol Old Town right next to the Limassol Castle. It is just a few minutes walk from the Limassol Marina as well.

Our Opening Hours are:

Tuesday: 9.30 – 18.00
Wednesday: 9.30 – 18.00
Thursday: 9.30 – 18.00
Friday: 9.30 – 18.00
Saturday: 9.30 – 18.00
Sunday: 9.30 – 18.00

If you have any questions and would like to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@pattichismuseum.cy.

About Takis Pattichis

Takis Pattichis was born in 1927 in the village of Kato Drys, Cyprus. Graduating from the American Academy, he emigrated to Scotland where he studied Chemical Engineering & Business Administration.

He returned to Cyprus in 1960, setting up a carbon dioxide plant and soon expanded the range of products manufactured to include aerosols and cosmetics under the company name of Pattichis Chemical Company Ltd, later renamed Remedica Holdings Ltd.

In the 1970’s he moved to his newly-built industrial facilities, fulfilling his vision to manufacture pharmaceuticals for human use and in 1980 he founded Remedica Ltd to undertake this line of products.

Takis Pattichis was ahead of his time in terms of his love for technology, always maintaining state of the art manufacturing facilities and quality control laboratories.

Successfully, expanding his company to all five continents, he forged life-long business collaborations with pharmaceutical agents from over 130 countries.

Takis Pattichis was a low-profile person who did not enjoy personal publicity. He was fully devoted to his family and to his business, treating everyone with respect and decency. A life-long philanthropist he lived by his principles and code of ethics.

One of his strongest wishes was the establishment of a museum of industrial pharmacy in Cyprus, and although he did not get the chance to fulfil this during his lifetime – his son Charalambos Pattihis continues his work.

The Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy was established in 2022 as a tribute to the history of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry and to its “father”, Mr. Takis Pattichis.