The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences is temporarily closed for renovations and exhibition installation.

The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences (AMHS) is an entity of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and located in Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, so will not be open when the building is closed for holidays. In the event of inclement weather, AMHS follows UAB policy for school and campus closing. More information can be found on the UAB Emergency Management website.

Contact Reynolds-Finley Historical Library or University Archives.

Contact Reynolds-Finley Library staff regarding research in the rare book collections at 205.934.4475 |

Access to the Archives is by appointment only. Contact Archives staff directly at 205.934.1896 |

Read more about Lister Hill Library services, hours and general information.

Our Mission

The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is dedicated to the preservation and display of equipment, instruments and objects that represent the history and development of the health sciences in the areas of education, research, and practice in the United States with special emphasis on the state of Alabama and its contributors to the practice of medicine. The scope of the collection includes, but is not limited to the following fields: medicine, nursing, ophthalmology, dentistry, public health and allied health.