Opened in 1998, the Texas Pharmacy Museum is one of only two museums in the Lone Star State 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 School of Pharmacy building on the TTUHSC 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 School of Pharmacy 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 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 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.
Contact The Museum
Curator Susan DenneyTexas Pharmacy Museum
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
1300 South Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX 79106