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.

**Special Summer Activities**
“Summer Fun” – This summer the Bible Lands Museum is turning its main galleries into interactive environments that engage adults and children simultaneously. Visitors will find a trove of surprises for on-hands learning experience like rolling cylinder seals to create beautiful impressions, minting coins, painting clay jugs, and selfie photos as Pharaoh, Achashverosh, or King David.
July-August | All Day, Every Day

“Magical Mystery Tour” – In August, the Bible Lands Museum will magically transform into a school for witches and wizards! Children of all ages are invited to join a unique theatrical tour. You will meet the famous Spell Master and learn ancient secrets on your way to becoming a certified wizard.
Sunday through Thursdays in August | 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm (Wednesdays also at 4:30pm) | Ages 5-10 yrs. | 35 NIS Child (Discount for 3 or more children: 30 NIS per child)

Current Exhibits:

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

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
July 17 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
July 20 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
July 24 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
July 27 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
July 31 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
August 03 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 >

“The Magical Mystery Tour” at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
August 04 2019
“The Magical Mystery Tour”: In August, the Bible Lands Museum will magically transform into a school for witches and wizards! Children of all ages are invited to join a unique theatrical tour. You will meet the famous Spell Master and learn ancient se...
Read More >

“The Magical Mystery Tour” at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
August 05 2019
“The Magical Mystery Tour”: In August, the Bible Lands Museum will magically transform into a school for witches and wizards! Children of all ages are invited to join a unique theatrical tour. You will meet the famous Spell Master and learn ancient se...
Read More >

“The Magical Mystery Tour” at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
August 06 2019
“The Magical Mystery Tour”: In August, the Bible Lands Museum will magically transform into a school for witches and wizards! Children of all ages are invited to join a unique theatrical tour. You will meet the famous Spell Master and learn ancient se...
Read More >

“The Magical Mystery Tour” at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
August 07 2019
“The Magical Mystery Tour”: In August, the Bible Lands Museum will magically transform into a school for witches and wizards! Children of all ages are invited to join a unique theatrical tour. You will meet the famous Spell Master and learn ancient se...
Read More >