Emile Doo’s Chemist Shop
The shop is a replica of Mr Harold Emile Doo’s shop in Halesowen Road, Netherton.
The shop front is original, acquired when the premises were modernised in 1979, as are the fittings and early 1920's stock, donated by the Doo family.
It was common in those days for a chemist to make his own remedies and Mr Doo had a considerable reputation locally for his home made medicines and pills.
A fascinating range of early twentieth century cosmetics are displayed in the original mahogany cabinets and our demonstrator will explain about the equipment and strange ingredients used by chemists' to treat all sorts of complaints.
To help you make the most of your visit you can download an exhibit information sheet. These are especially useful for customers who may have hearing impediments.
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