The Texas Pharmacy Museum | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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 Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or by arrangement. 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.

The building is secured (doors locked) but call in advance and we will arrange to have someone meet you at the door to let you in.

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
   (806) 414-9269

   Amarillo Regional Dean's Office
   Toni Johnson, Administrator
   1300 South Coulter Street, SOP Building, Room 102
   Amarillo, TX 79106
   (806) 414-9268