Discover the history of the ancient world from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Situated in the city's cultural heart, the Bible Lands Museum houses an extraordinary, priceless collection of ancient art and archaeology from the lands of the Bible.
Explore exquisite treasures and learn about the daily lives and religious rituals of our ancestors as you journey through time in the main galleries.
The permanent exhibition displays one of the most important collections of artifacts from the Ancient Near East revealing the civilizations predominant during the biblical period. Designed to lead visitors through history chronologically, the exhibition emphasizes the influences of the ancient civilizations on one another. The magnificent cultures of ancient Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon come to life before you. Learn about the civilizations of Greece and Rome and the importance of Canaan, Judea and Israel at the cross-roads of the ancient world.
Founded in 1992 by Dr. Elie and Batya Borowski, the Museum is a vibrant cultural center offering word class temporary exhibitions, weekly lectures on archaeology, history and the Bible, free daily guided tours of the galleries and popular Saturday Night concerts. The Museum is renowned for its innovative educational programs for all ages including exciting holiday programs and special children's activities.
The best way to visit the Museum is to take advantage of one of the free guided tours daily at 10:30 in English and at 11:00 in Hebrew. The BLMJ is also open late on Wednesdays, and guided tours are given in English 17:30 and in Hebrew at 18:00. Additional languages and private tours are available on request.
Exciting family oriented tours, Bar / Bat Mitzvah events and Educational enrichment programs for schools, round out the on-going activities in the Museum. Conference facilities and an elegant location for private receptions following a tour in the museum offer a unique way to celebrate a special event or private function.