Bible Lands Museum

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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.


Core exhibition

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.

Current special exhibitions

Moshe Zabari Retrospective

 Renowned contemporary sculptor and Judaica artist, Moshe Zabari, has been a master craftsman for more than 60 years. The BLMJ retrospective exhibition features selected works from his extensive range of sculptures and ceremonial objects, emphasizing the influence of ancient sources on Zabari’s design. 

The exhibition will run from September 9, 2015 through December 2015.

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.


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

Weekend Family Fun

Saturdays | 10:00am-2:00pm | Free admission for children!
Self-guided activity

*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

Museum Shop

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

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