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Franciscan Museum

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Nestled in Jerusalem's venerable Old City along the Via Dolorosa, the last path of Jesus Christ as he trudged from adjudication to crucifixion, is the Studium Biblicum Franciscum, a school for Biblical studies established and attended by Catholic monks of the Franciscan order. Established in 1901, the school has been open long enough, and its brothers educated and engaged enough, to add a comprehensive on-site museum dedicated to regional antiquities and the archaeological exploration of the founding and development of early Christian communities in the Holy Land.


The museum's exhibits span hundreds of years of regional history, but focus especially on the Roman era; a room each is devoted to artifacts uncovered in excavations in the significant early Christian areas of Capernaum, Nazareth and Dominus Flevit, and the museum houses an impressive collection of coins from the era of Roman domination in Judea. Many early Biblical documents are also available for viewing. Entrance is free.

  • Open on Saturday
  • Free entry




Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 11:30

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