The different peoples who lived in the region, and the empires that ruled over it, had constantly changed throughout history, and they shaped the backbone of contemporary Western culture. The peoples of the biblical lands have developed our understanding in fields of science and technology, language and writing, economics, commerce, and faith and religion as well.
The Biblical Lands Museum invites you to explore various exhibitions through which you can get familiar with the cultures and peoples who ruled and flourished in the region – Egypt, Sumer, Babylon, Assyrian, Canaan, Persia, Greece, and Rome. The variety of ancient cultures that surrounded Israel also puts in perspective its current reality.
The Land of Israel, and Jerusalem as its center and Capital, always served as a bridge between the great cultures of the past, and a path through which people, armies and goods, and even ideas, perceptions, and beliefs, have passed. Every culture has left its mark on our landscape, and culture, and left countless treasures underground. The museum serves the purpose of accentuating these bridges and connections throughout the history of this special region. The Biblical Lands Museum in Jerusalem invites you to join a fascinating tour that will guide us through the roots of the Israeli people, as well as the place where humanity, as we know it today, was born.
Regular Activities at the Bible Lands Museum
- The Biblical Lands Museum offers daily tours in Hebrew and English. The tour takes you through the museum's permanent exhibit.
- Digital experience at the museum – there will also be tutorials and games on your smartphone that will enrich your visit. Additionally, the digital activity includes a range of independent activities suitable for all ages and a digital guide to exhibitions. Activation information is available at the museum box office. No extra charge.