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The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences will be closed Friday, Feb. 23. It will reopen Saturday, Feb. 24.

about the museum resizeDoctor's Bag. The label inside this bag notes it once belonged a "Dr. Leatherwood", c. mid-20th century. Collection of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, UAB.

The museum is now open for public walk-in hours:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: noon-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:30-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.
Lister Hill Library 1st Floor 


Want to schedule a tour? Contact curator Christina McClellan at mcclelcm@uab.edu to make an appointment, or contact the museum at 205.934.2355 | medicalmuseum@uab.edu.


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.

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.


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