Festive Passover at the BLMJ

Wed – Sun| April 12-16 | 10:00-17:00 

The whole family is invited, 12–16 April, to celebrate a very festive Passover. Come and visit the BLMJ and discover secret pyramids, juggle with a bewildered Egyptian magician, decode hieroglyphics, enjoy our Ancient Egyptian one-man theatrical shows, learn how papyrus was produced and more…

In the “Exodus Tent” there are amazing arts and crafts projects for only 20 NIS!

A week before Passover, when the kids are already on holiday from school, between 2–6 April, you and your family are invited to the BLMJ to take a special “Pharaoh’s Dreams” tour; with challenging missions, decoding ancient texts and  mathematical puzzles, plus a chance to return of the glamour of  Purim with hip Egyptian costumes. The tour concludes with an arts and crafts workshop for children, in which they make their own unique signet rings.

In addition, the BLMJ had launched a new game app. The app includes riddles, missions, and interactive games, which leads you from gallery to gallery during your visit (Hebrew only).

For more information visit our website: http://www.blmj.org/en/template/default.aspx?PageId=250

April Gallery Talk

See the new exhibitions through the eyes of the curators and hear their personal perspective in a special behind the scenes tour.

Gallery Talk- Exodus: Remembrance and Identity

Wednesday| April 5,2017| 19:30 | Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Jerusalem in Babylon (30 min.)

Friday | April,7,2017 | 12:00 | Meiri Ori, Curator | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Friday | April,21,2017 | 12:00 | Hebrew

Limited number of places available! For further information: kupa@blmj.org  , 02-5611066

Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

5/4/17  Gallery Talk – Exodus: Remembrance and Identity, Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide, Hebrew

12/4/17 – Passover Holiday – no lecture

19/4/17 –  Did David Betray his People? A Fresh Look at an Old Text (Samuel I, chapters 27-29), Prof Yael Shemesh, Bar Ilan Univ., (Hebrew)

26/4/17 –  All thes All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array”(Chronicles Chapter 12 Hebrew Soldiers Throughout The Ages

in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court Museum, Hebrew

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00 

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.


Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org
  • Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.