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Bible Lands Museum

Welcome to Bible Lands Museum

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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 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!   


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 | 

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


Adult: 40 NIS

Child: 20 NIS

Student / Soldier: 20 NIS

Israeli Senior Citizen: 20 NIS

Jerusalem Resident Card Holder: 32 NIS 

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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