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 of Pompeian frescoes.
The BLMJ’s core 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 of Israel in its regional context.
Free audioguide in English and Hebrew.
Daily guided tours
Sunday-Friday: English 10:30am | Hebrew 11:00am
Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 5:30pm | Hebrew 6:00pm
Saturday – please check in advance
Additional languages and groups by advanced reservation
Current special exhibitions
The Book of Books
An exciting new exhibition displaying the most important biblical texts ever to be seen in Israel in one show. On display are fragments from the Dead Seas Scrolls and the Septuagint to the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare fragments from the Cairo Geniza and original pages from the Gutenberg Bible. This exhibition will trace the Jewish roots of Christianity and the dissemination of the monotheistic faith.
The Classical Court
Stunning display of classical art illustrating the strong influence of Greek culture on the Mediterranean world.
Glories of Ancient Greece
A rare collection of Greek pottery spanning nearly two millennia of history, displaying ancient art from Bronze Age Crete to Classical Athens.
Roman Fresco Room
First century Roman wall paintings from the Italian province of Campania.
On view by request only.
Weekend Family Fun
Saturdays | 10:00am-2:00pm | Free admission for children!
*Treasure Hunt (ages 6-12)
*Tour booklets for children (ages 4-6)
*Mummy kit – secrets of Ancient Egypt (with fee – 5NIS)
Ideal for Shabbat-observant families (tickets may be purchased in advance)
Celebrate with us!
Hold your event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including exclusive tours of the Museum and excellent catering.
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs * Birthdays * Conferences * Private Events
Don’t miss the Museum Shop featuring exclusive reproductions, unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers and much more.
Admission to the museum is free for children under 18 on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays.
Courtesy of the Friends of BLMJ