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MUSC Pharmacy Museum


The MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Museum includes a turn of the century workstation and prescriptions, photographs, and early reference texts. Devices used by pharmacists prior to the era of manufactured pharmaceuticals are displayed including: pill machines, suppository molds, mortars, pestles made of iron, wood, ceramics, and glass, and a variety of antique balances.

The museum was renamed to incorporate the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association at the 2009 Alumni Weekend after alumnus Ralph Wilkie '53 helped lead an Alumni Association fundraising effort to install new cabinetry and lighting. Many of the individual collections in the museum are named after alumni donors responsible for them.

The museum is located on the first floor of the College of Pharmacy building on Calhoun Street.

MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Museum
280 Calhoun Street, QF110
Charleston, SC 29425-1410

Contact information:

Ron Nickel
Curator and Professor Emeritus

The museum is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required. Tours are available on request.

A row of historic pharmaceutical bottles on display at the MUSC College of Pharmacy Museum