Story time and Arts & Crafts with Dr. Shirley Ganz

The children literature writer and Assyriologist Dr. Shirley Ganz will launch her book “Young Gilgamesh and the journey to the inferno”. Ganz will read out chapters of her book in the Museum gallery. The thousands year old exhibits, written in the Akkadian language, from Assyria and Babylon, will be the perfect setting for this exciting book launch.

“Young Gilgamesh and the journey to the inferno” takes place in the land of Sumer, 5,000 years ago. Ganz’s book is based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Epos of the Sumerian civilization. After the book launch, children are invited to prepare a slit slab, on which they can draw and write in cuneiform.

The activity is for children aged 7-12 and will be about 90 minutes long.

Dates: July 5th, July 12, July 19th, July 26, at 18:00

BLMJ race app in real life

Come and play on BLMJ race with other people, and compete in real life!

BLMJ RACE app is full of riddles, missions, and interactive games that would enrich your museum experience. Through this app you can compete, and get a fresh look on the ancient museum items. Come compete with real players on real time and go on a quest to find lost luggage, solve riddles, and venture on crazy missions.

The activities on BLMJ race are about an hour long

Dates: August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23, at 18:00

Story Time Summer Edition

Story time is back for summer, and it’s new, cool and refreshing! Our magical story time will take place once every two weeks during the summer break. Parents and children are invited to enter into the secret world of the mythical characters of ancient folklores. The ancient kingdoms of the past come alive in the enchanting setting of the museum. In crossed legged sitting, with our backs up straight, we can fly off on the wings of imagination, carried off by the gracious story teller, Ms. Rivka Shabtai

Our Summer Story Time is designed for children aged 4 to 8

Each activity will be 75 minutes long

Every Wednesday on July and August at 16:45

In the backyard of David and Goliath

Join the young archeologist Kedem, and set off for an exciting adventure following the footsteps of David and Goliath in the valley of the Ella. Young Kedem will face challenging tasks, and exciting discoveries, in his path through the exhibition In the Land of David and Goliath. Come and be archeologists for a day and meet the figures of the Bible!

For the Finale’ of our trip with Kedem, we’ll visit young King David’s courtyard. Kids are invited to take part in the everyday lives of the residents of the Ella valley in the 10th century BCE. The kids will dig, cook, dress, write, and craft just as people used to do 3,000 years ago.

The activity is designed for kids aged 5 to 10 and is about two hours long.

The activity will take place in the 13-29 of August, not including weekends,

At 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00

For tickets please call us at: 02-56110066

Limited Spaces

Meet the curator of Jerusalem in Babylon

Friday 21.7.2017 at 12:00

Admission fee only

The BLMJ invites you to experience Jerusalem in Babylon through the eyes of the curator, Ms. Ori Meiri. Jerusalem in Babylon displays the Al Yahudu tablets, which document the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon, and give us a fascinating take on the destruction of Jerusalem. Curator Ori Meiri will guide us through the exhibition and reveal the secrets from behind the scenes.

For info and registration contact us



Wednesdays at 19:30

Admission fee only

5.7.2017 Assyria in Jerusalem – Archeological evidences for the impact of the Assyrian empire in the 7th century BCE, a lecture by Dr. Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University (Hebrew)

12.7.2017 – Who was Elijah, an anti-paganism activist who fought against Ba’al worshiping, or a social activist? Dr. Itamar Kislev from the University of Haifa will map out the life and ideologies of Elijah (Hebrew)

19.7.2017 The Story Behind the Stela: Ba’al worshiping in the Land of Israel, as addressed to in the stela of Eshba’al Ben Bada that was unearthed in Khirbet Qeiyafa, A lecture by Prof. Yigal Levin, from Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

26.7.2017 The Temple Mount and the Jewish People in the Roman Byzantine Period , a lecture by Dr. Eyal Meiron, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

Lost in the Museum

Saturday afternoons

25 NIS for children under the age of 5 for entrance + kit activity

47 NIS for children aged 5-18 entrance + kit activity

69 NIS adults entrance + kit activity

Come and discover the treasures of the lost world; warlocks and royals welcome you to a journey in search of the lost belongings. A special kit will lead your quest in search of jewels, musical instruments and weapons that were lost in a palace. This quest will send you off to decode ancient spells, papyruses, and will teach you how to avoid falling into a demon trap.

The activity is designed for kids 6 to 12

Limited spaces

Tickets available here 02-5611066

Jerusalem in Babylon

Jerusalem in Babylon” tells the story of the Judean exiles in Babylon in the first generations after the destruction of the First Temple. After losing their spiritual center and their home, thousands of Judeans and Jerusalemites were uprooted and began their journey as exiles to Babylon. The exiles were settled in different locations, the main one being Al-Yahudu, Akkadian for: The City of Juda. Al Yahudu was the Babylonian name of Jerusalem. The core material of the exhibition are the Al-Yahudu tablets, which reveal the names of dozens of Judean exiles and their offspring, and bear a stunning testimony of their lives in Babylonia over a period of some one hundred years. The Babylonian exile is a landmark in the identity of the Jewish people, who managed to survive against all odds, and never lost their hope to return to Zion.

Curators: Ori Meiri and Yehuda Kaplan

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. Sylvia Rosenberg

In The Land of David and Goliath

Come and discover the newly unearthed artifacts of the mysterious city of the two gates which existed 3,000 years ago in the Valley of Ella. These amazing items, that sent the archeology world into a frenzy, raise many fascinating questions for historians and archeologists to puzzle over: Who were the residents of this two-gated city? Were they Canaanites, Philistines, or perhaps the subjects of King David himself? Is this city the city of Sha’arayim, which is depicted in the story of the battle of David and Goliath?

Museum Tours

Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Wednesdays extra tours: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturdays: Hebrew 11:30

New! In the 15th of each month – Guided tours in French ( at July at 12.7 )

Our explanatory movie – no additional fee

For special tours such as private tours, tours in other languages, and group tours, please contact us.


Main exhibitions

The main exhibitions of the Bible Lands Museum present our rare collection of antiquities, which tell the story of the different ethnic groups that are mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians, and the ancient Egyptians. Thousands of artifacts including statues, jewelry, mosaic, and earthenware are displayed in twenty one galleries and give an unusual peek to the everyday life and the spiritual world of the near-east civilizations until the period of the Talmud. Voice guide in Hebrew and English.

Classic pearls – art and design that reveals the influences of ancient Greek art on the Italian art in the Classic Period

Roman Frescos – a rare collection of Roman frescoes from the Villas of Pompeii. Visitors are required to RSVP.

Dionysus – the magic of wine – Come meet the god of wine, and his bubbly entourage. Come and meet some Maenads, Satires, it’s a whole lotta fun.


About Us

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is located in the Museum BLVD in Givat Ram, and is viewing the Knesset. The BLMJ is a museum of antiquities and history, and is the only museum in the word which presents the history of the ethnic groups mentioned in the Bible from a Biblical point of view. The Babylonians, the Persians, and the Egyptians, are represented by their culture and art which have preserved for thousands of years underground. In our main exhibitions you can marvel thousands of artifacts which tell the story of thousands of years of history, from the dawn of mankind to the genesis of Christianity. Our museum collection is one of the richest collections of Archeology in the world. The BLMJ founder, Dr. Elli Borowski, had a vision of establishing a place which would be a learning center where people from all faiths will meet to learn of the Biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. In order to make his dream come true, he had collected artifacts of the ancient Near East for fifty years. He fulfilled his dream and launched the BLMJ in 1992. Ever since, we strive to fulfill the goals and aims of this institution: The BLMJ is a universal center of culture and education, and offers innovative educational programs for young learners, weekly lectures, courses, special programs, and exhibitions.

Stephan Wise St. 21

The BLMJ is open on Sun, Mon, Tue, 09:30-17:30 Wed 09:30-21:30 Fri, Sat, Holiday Eve 10:00-14:00


Entrance fee:

Adult 44 NIS

Children aged 5-18, students, soldiers, people with disabilities, new immigrant to Israel, Israeli senior citizens – 22 NIS

Senior citizen of another country – 35 NIS

On Wednesdays after 16:00 and on Saturdays children get in for free!

Due to the generosity of the BLMJ friend association

Drivers who park in the shared parking lot with the Israel Museum will be required to present their Museum tickets as they leave the parking lot.

If you are planning to the full museum tour and visit the BLMJ, the Israel Museum, and the Bloomfield Science Museum, will receive a substantial discount in each museum within a week from their visit in one of the museums. All the museum programs are interchangeable.

>Galerija fotografija (ustupio BLM PRESS)