The Bible Lands Museum

The Bible Lands Museum

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The Biblical Lands Museum in Jerusalem invites you to experience firsthand the history of ancient Middle East cultures. These cultures laid many of the foundations for the world we live in today.

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.

Admission Fees

Adult: 44.00 ILS

Child (5-18) / Student / Soldier/ Disabled / Newly Repatriated / Senior Citizen: 22.00 ILS

Yerushalmi cardholders: 33.00 ILS

Admission is free for children on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Admission to the museum includes a tour of the museum every morning at 11 AM and on Wednesdays at 6 PM

On Wednesdays, the museum hosts lectures on various subjects – included in the price of admission.

Days and hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Museum Membership

Subscribed members enjoy year-round free admission to the museum, and a rich and varied program of events: invitation-only opening events, gallery discourses, guided tours, lectures, and activities for families during the holidays and throughout the year.

Subscribers also enjoy discounts at other cultural institutions.

Detailed information can be found on the Museum's website

Private Events and Conferences at Bible Lands Museum

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Aside from its ancient history, the Bible Lands Museum is also known for its variety of event complexes, allowing it to host unforgettable events. The area contains 6 spaces of various sizes, suitable for events of all kinds: conferences, lectures, launches, weddings, bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and Brits. Paired with the museum's exhibitions and exceptional galleries, these spaces make any private event or professional conference a unique and memorable experience. 

For further information, call: 072-3384991

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  • Ruth Esther Fine
    Ruth Esther Fine
    June 19, 2023

    So many wonderful artifacts here. I could have spent the whole day there. We had a free tour guide in English who was very knowledgeable too. Great place to visit. Leave enough time if you’re into bible history.

  • R. Keutterling
    R. Keutterling
    April 8, 2023

    Loved it because i have to confess - im history nerd and all my nerdiness needs were met. there are artefacts from 10.000 years of human evolution and israelic history on display. I loved every minute of my visit. From t...

  • Amber Farrel
    Amber Farrel
    August 2, 2023

    The exposition is excellent, staff is very nice and helpful. The museum misses a cafe which is across the street - in the Museum of Israel. However the last closes much earlier. So we came there 30 minutes before closing...

  • Herlinda Palacios
    Herlinda Palacios
    March 11, 2023

    If you like history, in this museum you will learn the history of the land of Jerusalem, the journey of God’s people from Genesis to today. Kings and conquerors and much more!

  • Florence Neymotin
    Florence Neymotin
    August 13, 2023

    The museum itself is okay, but the staff is horrible and they're incredibly cheap. And I say that they're cheap in comparison to other Israeli standards LOL no one will help you and they will just be attacking. It looks l...

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