Take an adventure through time! Explore the wonderful world of the lands of the Bible, learn about the cultures of the Ancient Near East through priceless treasures that span history from the dawn of civilization through the rise of Christianity and the Talmudic period. See civilization evolve before your eyes through artifacts that illustrate the daily life of our forefathers. Learn about the roots of Monotheism, the origins of the alphabet and much more. Changing special exhibitions broaden the Museum‘s scope including exquisite displays of classical art and a rare collection o f Pompeian frescoes.
The BLMJ's Main Exhibition explores the peoples, cultures and civilizations of the ancient lands of the Bible. Tour through the galleries and witness the drama of civilizations on the rise such as Egypt, Babylon and Phoenicia. Explore the roots of monotheism, the origins of the alphabet and understand the importance םf Israel in its regional context.
Audio guide in English and Hebrew.
The Classical Court
Stunning display of Etruscan, Greek and Roman art.
Roman Fresco Room
An exquisite collection of Pompeian frescoes from the 1st century.
*On view by request only.
Display: DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine
A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied
entourage in this enchanting display.
By the Rivers of Babylon
Closing: May 15, 2016
Trace the epic saga of the Judean people from Jerusalem, capital of the Judeans in 604 BCE through the rebuilding of their lives by the rivers of Babylon in Al-Yahudu, literally, the City of Judah.
Through never before seen ancient documents, we follow the families and their journey from the siege of the city and the destruction of the Temple, to their exile and resettlement in Babylonia; tracing the lives of the first generations who witnessed the history that irrevocably changed the future of the Jewish people.
Audio guide in English and Hebrew.
Special booklet for children.
Daily Guided Tours - Main Exhibition and By the Rivers of Babylon:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00
Additional Tours on Weds: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00
Saturday – 11:30 (Hebrew only).
Free with Museum admission.
Reserve tours in additional languages and groups in advance.
Free admission for children: Wednesday afternoons and Saturday
Lost in the Museum - Weekend Family Fun
Saturdays | 10:00 – 14:00 | Free admission for children!
Self guided activity. Ideal for Shabbat observant families (when tickets purchased in advance)
Help the Princess and the Wizard on their spectacular journey to find their lost heirlooms! Search for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have vanished in the palace, and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!
Become a Member
Enjoy a broad range of cultural events. Benefits of Membership include: invitations to all exhibition openings, updates on tours and special exhibitions, lectures and courses, unique programs for children and families, and discounts in the Museum Shop.
10% discount on membership renewal.
Museum Opening Hours: Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9:30 – 17:30 | Weds. 9:30 – 21:30 | Fri., Sat., Holiday Eves 10:00 – 14:00 | Holidays – closed
21 Shmuel Stefan Wise Street, Museum Row, Jerusalem
Tel: 972-2-5611066 | www.blmj.org
Adult: 40 NIS
Child: 20 NIS
Student / Soldier: 20 NIS
Israeli Senior Citizen: 20 NIS
Jerusalem Resident Card Holder: 32 NIS
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