We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bible Lands Museum

Rehov Shmuel Stephan Weiz 21, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Filled with Ancient Magnificence

We have been there since it's opening in the early 1990's, and it keeps getting better and more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wsarah2018
,
Jerusalem, Israel
Fascinating

If you love ancient artifacts and adding to your knowledge, great place to visit. Take along ID so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sabine7-au
,
Gold Coast, Australia
Read all 229 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The core exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.The treasures on display represent the physical evidence of civilization and events described in the Bible. Traditions, rituals, religions, and cultures are revealed through ancient ivories, mosaics, jewelry, seals, terra cotta and stone sculptures. The magnificent cultures of ancient Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon come to life before you.The exhibits feature the Assyrian ivories from Nimrud (circa 800 B.C.), sarcophagus of Julia Latronilla dated from the 4th century and an impressive collection of cylinder seals and scarabs.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Rehov Shmuel Stephan Weiz 21, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
CONTACT
Website
+972 2-561-1066
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Jerusalem
Write a ReviewReviews (229)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"private collection"
in 7 reviews
"stone age"
in 3 reviews
"permanent collection is"
in 3 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 5 reviews
"free english tour"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop is"
in 3 reviews
"archaeological findings"
in 2 reviews
"ancient history"
in 8 reviews
"unique pieces"
in 2 reviews
"audio guide"
in 8 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 2 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"archaeological finds"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there since it's opening in the early 1990's, and it keeps getting better and more developed. Lot's of interesting sites. Take a tour. Nice gift shop.

Thank wsarah2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love ancient artifacts and adding to your knowledge, great place to visit. Take along ID so you can borrow the audio which is very well presented.

Thank Sabine7-au
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This Museum boasts incredible archaeological artifacts, each originating in Bible Lands within and nearby Israel.

Thank frequenttravellers37
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The museum covers civilizations of the ancient near east, how they interacted with each other and the Land of Israel. A lot of information. We spent almost 4 hours there. In some ways better than the Israel Museum.

Thank Rod571
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Bible Lands Museum hosts artifacts from the Middle East dating back to around 3,500 BCE up through the early Christian Era. For those who may have gotten confused by its name, the Bible Lands Museum is not a Museum about the history of the...More

Thank Alb49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went to this private museum to see a relatively new exhibit it was hosting: In the Valley of David and Goliath. This exhibit recorded and presented the archaeological discoveries on the tel of an ancient garrison town called Shaarayim (Two Gates) which I had explored...More

Thank bfindysz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Very good exhibits of archaeology, give context to some of the probable objects and culture that the Israelis may have used and lived in during the different bible time periods. Good snapshot overview of ancient history whether religious or not. Strongly recommend audio guide app....More

1  Thank jamesl5566
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Bible Lands Museum contains an excellent collection of artifacts from the area in and around Israel, going back thousands of years. You can spend hours there. I recommend the headsets.

Thank Cary F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This museum is unusual in that it specializes in the era of the Bible, but that also limits its scope. Though it has many fascinating objects, it needs some modernization in its presentation. Nonetheless, it is certainly worth a visit as an adjunct to the...More

Thank Ahuva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My wife and I visited the Bible Lands Museum during our stay in Jerusalem. This museum is wonderfully organized. Every early civilization and culture in the middle east is represented. You walk thru each exhibit as if walking through a time machine. The displays are...More

Thank kcwebster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 101 hotels in Jerusalem
Little House In Rechavia
368 reviews
.65 miles away
Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
1,831 reviews
.66 miles away
Ramada Jerusalem
119 reviews
.69 miles away
Royal Wing Hotel
48 reviews
.70 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Modern
347 reviews
.16 miles away
Cafe Yehoshua
211 reviews
.72 miles away
Al Dente
95 reviews
.66 miles away
Wine Bar
31 reviews
.71 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Israel Wine Journeys
48 reviews
.46 miles away
Israel Museum
4,016 reviews
.11 miles away
Knesset (Parliament)
287 reviews
.21 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Bal1954
2 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from menachemle | Reviewed this property |
‫I think it does deal only with the old testement although it it does deal with the periods AC‬
0
Votes
Google Translation
Paul E
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from manisfeld | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know which bus to take. I've always gone on Shabbat and walked it from close to Hapalmach. It is about a 30 minute walk on a slight uphill incline after you get tot he Valley of the Cross.
0
Votes
;