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Bible Lands Museum

Welcome to Bible Lands Museum

Group Booking

Special Opening Hours - Hanukkah 2019

25.12 | Hanukkah | opening hours 9:30-17:30


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.


Main Exhibition


The Bible Lands Museum takes visitors on a journey through the Ancient Near East to explore the people and civilizations who populated the Bible. 


The late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya founded the BLMJ in 1992 and their priceless collection of ancient artifacts forms the bulk of the museum's permanent collection. 


Audio guide in English and Hebrew


Display - DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine 


A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage! In this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, view satyrs, maenads and Dionysus himself.



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!   


Programs and Activities >>


Join Us! 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 | 



Photos: David Saad, Shay Vazdias

  • Free Parking
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Air conditioning
  • Open on Saturday
  • Cafeteria
  • Kids friendly


Adult - 44 NIS


Child (under 18) - 22 NIS


Student / Oleh Chadash - 22 NIS


Soldier* (compulsory service) - FREE


*Israeli Senior Citizen - 22 NIS


Foreign Resident Senior Citizen (upon presentation of documentation) -  35 NIS


Disabled - 22 NIS


Child Under 5 - FREE


*Jerusalem Resident Card Holder (Yerushalmi Card)  -  32 NIS


Re-entry when visiting again within a month of the first visit  Upon presentation of original, full-priced entrance ticket FREE

This week at Bible Lands Museum

Celebrate your next event with us!
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Hold your next event in the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including exclusive tours of the Museum and excellent catering.
King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour. 
Linking the Chain of Generations – An enchanting tour of the Museum ideal for children and adults. 
After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more. 
Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions
Host your next business or private event at the BLMJ. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you. 
Weddings, Private Functions and Events from the Simple to the Sublime
Exclusive events in a unique atmosphere - indoor and outdoor options in our marquee or the Biblical Garden (weather permitting) with the exquisite new catering of TURA.
For further information and reservations: 


Museum Shop
Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers
Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Replicas * Catalogues and books. 
Special holiday offers on ritual items

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