The Texas Pharmacy Museum
Opened in 1998, the Texas Pharmacy Museum is one of only two museums in Texas that
specialize in the collection, preservation, documentation, research and exhibition
of items related to the history of pharmacy. Of the more than 140 pharmacy museums
in the United States, the museum is among a few to be affiliated with a college or
school of pharmacy, making it a unique educational resource.
Visitors to the museum, which is located in the basement of the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy (SOP) building on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Amarillo, see a variety of items that include a recreated early 20th century pharmacy, tools
of the trade, pharmacy products and delivery systems, pharmacy-related literature
and graphic materials, drug store sideline objects, a research collection and a room
recognizing and honoring Texas pharmacy practitioners.
More than 150 donors from communities across Texas as well as several other states
have provided artifacts and other materials to the museum. To date, the museum's growing
collection numbers more than 12,000 items.
All applicants for admission to the Amarillo campus of the SOP visit the museum during
their interviews and all incoming Amarillo SOP students are introduced to the museum
during their new student orientation. The museum also serves as a research center
and laboratory for SOP students, faculty and staff.
Hours of Operation
The Curator provides guided tours 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday. The museum is closed during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Year's Day holidays.
Staff from the SOP Student Services Office and the SOP Regional Dean's Office may
also provide museum tours.
Admission is free.
The History of Pharmacy
The Future of Pharmacy
Contact the Museum
Curator Susan Denney Texas Pharmacy Museum
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
1300 South Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX 79106