about the museum
The Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum was developed by the Apothecary Hall Trust and opened in September 1988. Our mission is to honour our health-care by sharing the history and evolution of trusted pharmacy practice as it was experienced here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This museum would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of late pharmacist James J. O'Mara who brought this museum to life.
Our museum is located in Apothecary Hall, a heritage building constructed in 1922. It features Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles and has retained its original maple flooring and tin pressed ceilings.
Inside the museum you will discover both in-house and commercial pharmaceuticals from the past 100+ years, mortars and pestles, scales and tablet presses, perfumes and cosmetics, and two ornate show globes from the early 1900’s.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum honours our health-care by sharing the history and evolution of trusted pharmacy practice as it was experienced here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Feel the embrace of our core values as you step through the door of the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum. Visitors travel back to when pharmacy practice began. Learn how health-care advanced throughout the years to instill public trust and foster safe and healthy communities. Our museum honours and pays respect to the evolving pharmacy profession that has been uniquely preserved in the heart of downtown St. John’s.
core values defined:
The museum honours pharmacy practice by offering a glimpse into how pharmacy care advanced through the years, and particularly in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
We take great pride in preserving and displaying the treasured pharmacy antiques and artifacts that have stood the test of time.
All of the pieces that make up our museum collectively tell a tale of how pharmacy professionals came to be the trusted community members they are today.