The Bible Lands Museum of Jerusalem

The Bible Lands Museum prides itself on being the only history museum in the world that documents the development of civilization from the biblical point of view. Focusing on the cultures of the Ancient Near East, the museum holds one of the world’s most fascinating collections of antiques and archaeological treasures that span history from the dawn of civilization through the rise of Christianity and the Talmudic period, ranging from the prehistoric period to the Mishna and Talmud period.


Shmuel Stephan Weiz St 21
Museum row
9104601 Jerusalem


In the ancient biblical lands that we all know from the stories of the Bible, mankind emerged and their history influences our lives here until this present day. Get to know the cultures of the glorious kingdoms and empires that ruled and flourished right here in the ancient East – Egypt, Sumar, Babylon, Assyria, Canaan, Peres, Greece, and Rome.

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem presents a rare and unique collection and the only one of its kind in the world, which displays thousands of items and tells us our own story – where we came from and how we got here.

The communities who lived in this region and the empires that dominated it changed throughout history and are largely responsible for shaping the character of the western culture that we know today. They developed and advanced our understanding of science and technology, language and writing, economics and commerce, faith and religion.

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem invites you to a fascinating tour of our roots.

Who invented writing? What did an envelope look like in the ancient world? What did they like to drink in Ancient Egypt? Join a fascinating tour following exhibits of the ancient world, in the museum’s permanent exhibit halls :
- “Jerusalem That Was in Babylon”: The story of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian exile is presented in a spectacular exhibit filled with historical items.
- “Classic Pearls”: Ancient Italy comes alive through Roman marble statues, ornamented vases, and Etruscan tombs from the seventh century BC to the second century AC.
Gods, Heroes, and Mortals in Ancient Greece : A spectacular collection that dates back at least two thousand years that will take you on a journey back in time to ancient Greece.
Fresco Room : Incredible murals from the Pompeii period before the eruption of the volcano.

Free entrance or 50% discount.