Bible Lands Museum

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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem holds a unique collection dating back to the beginning of written history. It tells the story of humanity, the story of culture, the story of where we came from and how we got here.

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem presents the history of humanity through one of the most important collections of artifacts from the Ancient Near East – the Lands of the Bible – from Egypt eastwards across the Fertile Crescent to Afghanistan, and from Nubia north to the Caucasian mountains. You will learn of the Philistines and the Arameans, the Hittites and the Elamites, the Phoenicians and the Persians. The Mesopotamians, the pyramid builders and the ancient Phoenicians are no longer with us.

Current Exhibit:
“Out of the Blue” – From the depths of the ocean to the color of the Flag of Israel.

What is the secret of tekhelet and argaman, two precious colors which have held great significance for generations and up to present day?

The quest to discover the origins of tekhelet blue begins with a semi-precious blue stone, lapis lazuli, which was imported from distant Afghanistan to the ancient Near East. The stone was prized for its heavenly color, and in Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Canaanite cultures it was associated with the sky, where the gods were believed to reside.

In the Talmud, this sapphire stone (which is different from the mineral now called by this name) is linked to tekhelet, the prestigious color used to dye tzitzit (ritual tassel) threads and the fabrics of the tabernacle.

Learn about this incredible color.

Startup [Bible] Nations
Expect the unexpected: An innovative look at the highlights of the Museum’s collections. Discover some of the earliest entrepreneurial initiatives paired with modern Israeli innovations that are game changers in the world today.

Jerusalem in Babylon: New Light on Judean Exiles
This special exhibition displays the Al-Yahudu Tablets — the earliest evidence of the families that were exiled to Babylon following the destruction of the First Temple.

Roman Fresco Room
A glimpse into glorious Pompeian wall paintings. An exquisite collection of Roman frescoes from the 1st century — on display by request only.

Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece
The dramatic world of ancient Greek mythology is revealed in this exhibition presenting rare and exquisite masterpieces of ancient Greek pottery dating back 4,000 years.

Kids Activities
The Bible Lands Museum offers a summer camp for kids as well as a variety of children’s workshops throughout the year. Check the Events tab on top of this page for all the upcoming events.

Contact the Museum

 

FIJ Tips

The Bible Lands Museum tour and art workshops for kids during school vacations is a great activity for Hebrew speaking kids. The art workshops are creative and the tours are theatrical bringing the museum alive. Ages 5-9.

Hours

Sun-Thurs: 9:30am-5:30pm (9:30am -9:30pm on Wed)
Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-2:00pm

Price

Adult: 44 NIS
Child: 22 NIS (ages 5-18)

Age

Ages 5+

Language

Hebrew

Food

Drinks are available

Venue: Bible Lands Museum

Address: Avraham Granot St 25
Jerusalem, 9370621 Israel
Neighborhood: Museum Row
Website: www.blmj.org
Transportation: 7, 9, 14, 66, 35
Parking: Free parking lot and paid street parking

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
May 25 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
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Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
May 29 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
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Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 01 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 05 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 08 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 12 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 19 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
June 26 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
July 03 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
July 10 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >