Bringing Museums Alive with “The Museum Guy!” – Interactive Tours

Take an exciting Jewish History and Tanach Tour in Israel’s best museums, led by Nachliel Selavan: “The Museum Guy”.

Who said museums are boring?

If you haven’t been to the museum with Nachliel “The Museum Guy”, you might actually believe that. It’s not just a tour, nor just storytelling. It’s “sTOURytelling” in the museum!

Whether you choose a live or virtual tour, you will never look at museums the same way again.

“Nachliel knows his stuff…he creates a unique blend of the ancient and the modern, as he tickles your imagination at the Museum.” – Rabbi David Fohrman, from

These tours are good for kids, families and adults alike. Tours cover topics from holidays such as Pesach, Purim and Chanukah, to periods in Jewish History such as the First and Second Temple periods, Byzantine Periods, etc. Looking for something specific for your curiosities, kids’ interests or a specific family or company event? You can customize your own tour as well. Tap into these endless possibilities by reaching out, and we’ll make sure you are satisfied.

About the guide: Nachliel Selavan MA. Ed., offers special Jewish History and Tanach tours in museums in Israel and around the world, both in person and on Zoom. He has a distinctive and engaging approach which brings museums and Jewish history to life; connecting Torah, history, art, geography, and archaeology all in a fun and exciting way. Fun fact: He used to be a Capoeira instructor and also went to art school.

The Tours

This is where you get to be really creative. You can customize a single tour, series of tours or lectures,  or workshops and study programs for schools, individual students, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more.

Nachliel has tailored tours for English Literature as well as Jewish History and Tanach departments, designed tours and activities for National Bible Contest participants – in the museum and virtually – and for students researching installation art and anthropology. The sky’s the limit!

Private tours can take place in the Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum, or the Rockefeller Museum. For more information, contact Nachliel.

Public Museum Tours

Public tours take place several times a month, usually in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem or in the Bible Lands Museum. Tours are mostly in English, and if they are in Hebrew, they are clearly titled as Hebrew tours. During the year the tours are geared towards adults and teenagers, though kids ages 10-12 could also join. During vacations and holidays there are more family oriented tours.

The topics of the tours change based on the time of year, and the exhibitions in the respective museums. For example, close to Chanukah there will be tours about the Greeks and the Maccabees, close to Pesach there will be tours about Ancient Egypt, the Exodus, and agriculture. In the summer there are several different tours that relate to the destruction period – the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans, and also lots of fun topics like “What was Herzl’s Favorite Emoji?” or “the Four Kingdoms Tour”. Look out for information about each specific tours at the right season.

Public tours range between 1.15-2 hours, depending on the age and the topic.  Private tours can be up to 3 hours long, and are tailored to your specific group.

Virtual Tours

Public virtual tours take place every week, in English & Hebrew.  The topics combine general and Jewish history, virtual travel, famous people and discoveries, art, archeology and more.

Private virtual tours are also available.  Choose from a long list of potential topics or ask Nachliel to create an innovative custom tour for your occasion.

Tour Topics

  • What was Herzl’s Favorite Emoji?
  • The Third Side of the Coin – about money, religion, politics
  • The Age of Empires
  • The Four Kingdoms
  • A Magical Night in the Museum
  • The Gates of Jerusalem
  • A Journey to the coolest libraries in the world – past and present
  • Failed Revolutions and Pathways to Hope
  • Worlds in Transition
  • Abraham’s Journey: From the Ancient Near East to the Middle East
  • Leaving Egypt in the 21st Century
  • A Winter’s Tale – about the winter holidays: 10th of Tevet, Chanukah, Purim, Tu bi’Shvat
  • A Culture Clash – Chanukah, Hellenism and the Jews
  • In the Days of Achashverosh

The Audience

Nachliel has lead groups for schools, families, adults, fundraisers, organizations and more. He knows how to make the content interesting for the specific age group he is guiding, and is an excellent communicator, reaching crowds with different affiliations and levels of Jewish education.


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