Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A Museum providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. Using cutting-edge technology, the Bible comes to life before your eyes. Complete with a world stage theater, a Fly Board ride experience, and personalized digital guides, Museum of the Bible can be tailored to any age.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Pamela R
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    I was amazed that so many Bibles had survived for centuries. We spent our entire day at the museum and did not see everything. The staff was informative, there were places to sit and rest throughout each level. It was convenient to be able to eat at the cafe within the museum. The short videos and interactive displays kept our teenage daughters engaged throut the day.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • RosieJC
    Hendersonville, North Carolina145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing resource for history of the Bible
    Wow! What a lot of material in a beautiful space. We spent two hours here and could have spent many more, as there is so much information and so many historical documents. A great collection and well worth the price of admission.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Wendy B
    Singleton, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    This museum was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Each floor was so well presented and we needed more time than the two hours we allocated to it. Staff there were very friendly and helpful and it was well worth the small admission cost.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Ruth A
    212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a blessing
    Absolutely amazing. Spent 4.5 hours in complete awe. This is a "must see". It is amazing to see the Jewish representation as well. Had a great time conversing and learning from the rabbi that was there.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Marla
    Georgia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A DC Gem
    Stopped in DC on a road trip just to go here. It did not disappoint. We spent five hours exploring the museum and could have stayed longer. Exhibits are interactive, informative and interesting. We didn’t add on any extras, but would have loved to. Nice place. Staff and security were visible, helpful and friendly. The restaurant was a bit pricey, but the food was tasty. I would definitely recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • gostartraveler
    Forked River, New Jersey1,896 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem, a great museum!
    What a great museum! I couldn't do all of it, because one could spend all day here. Ticket allows one to leave and come back same day. There's a children's area with games, videos to watch, and extra-cost exhibits, but just base ticket is plentiful (I did the self-guided tour.) There's also a restaurant (didn't have time to eat) as well as a balcony with outstanding views of Washington, DC. Even if you're not ultra-religious this is still a museum to visit. The only caveat is that aside from the kids' area, much of the exhibits and information may be above the comprehension level for younger children. Recommended otherwise.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Vegiemite76
    Florence, South Carolina45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent presentation, lots to learn, well worth a visit.
    As a follower of Jesus this provided a great day at the museum and we were very impressed with the quality of the displays and presentations. Having a Jewish gentleman explaining people’s names meaning and writing them in Hebrew was an unexpected highlight. Definitely need a few hours to get through it all but was interesting to see the museum app offering a few fast track options for those with less time. Multimedia presentations were very well done. Amazing collection of Bible copies from through the years and helpful insights into culture and societies that were part of the Bible’s journey through history. Highly recommended. Groupon offers discounted entry and that was easy to use.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Nan P
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List!
    This is a world class museum experience. Allow at least one day to view all of the exhibits, fascinating artifacts and interactive video displays. After visiting this museum, you’ll never think of the Bible the same way again.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Lori W
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well done, great content
    Museum of the Bible was well done. Great content. My favorite part was seeing the history of the Bible. Lots to see, read, and listen to. A good balance. Just needs a little help with directions and flow.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
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John S
Putnam Valley, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Upon entering the museum the first attraction is actually a pay attraction, which we bought on line prior to our arrival. That being a virtual reality of Jesus' walk in Israel. Well worth the extra we paid. The entire museum is beautifully done, well spread out with wonderfull and knowledgable staff.
Written February 19, 2020
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adventrskr
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is the best bible education I have had to date. If you want to learn how the bible was developed over the millennium, as well as to learn about the various components, artwork, designers and positions that go into the making of this book, then this is a must visit site.

I learned about the many variations, designs and history of this book, so that now I have a clearer understanding of why we have the KJV and other versions. The stories of how our founding fathers changed the bibles message to suit their audiences, to how abolition and women's rights was fueled by this great book.

The bible is not a USA story, it is God's message for the world. I spent about four hours just visiting the various exhibits of the six floors. I also took the ride of Washington, DC to learn even more about biblical messaging through out the town.

I highly recommend this museum if you are interested in how and why we have the bibles of today.
Written September 15, 2020
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Heather A
Chantilly, VA68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We only saw the exhibits on the 3rd floor before we had to leave because the government closed due to weather but what we saw was beautiful and interesting. The 30 minute walk through the Old Testament was visually interesting and interactive. The layout of the museum is beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful. We look forward to going back to see the other five floors. If you’re in DC, definitely spend some time here.
Written January 12, 2020
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Rev1911
Watchung, NJ218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I have to start by saying that I am not a museum person. I typically do not enjoy most museums. This one is very different because it is very interactive. We started at the Washington Revelations 'ride,' which is basically an Imax ride flying around DC looking for biblical inscriptions. Very cool and a lot of fun. It is $5 extra and you purchase the ticket when you enter the museum. It was well worth it. We spent 3 hours on the 4th floor, which is the History of the Bible. Each section of the exhibit preps you with a short, entertaining video that helps you appreciate what you see in the exhibit. It took us 3 hours to get through the 4th floor and the time raced by. We are definitely coming back because we didn't have time to see any of the other floors. If you think you might be back, you may want to consider a membership, as it pays for itself on a second visit.
Written October 15, 2020
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20_Miles_A_Day
S E Pennsylvania102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
As with any DC area museum, it can become overwhelming spending so much time in a museum. That was the case with the Museum of the Bible. How much information can anyone take in? There becomes a saturation point at which everything starts to “bounce off”. And with the fact that this is dedicated to one specific theme, which is the Bible, maybe this saturation point comes quicker.

Having said that, this museum is well worth a visit. The various dimensions of the Bible are covered more than imaginable. How could one book in history be represented by such a large museum? There was no stone unturned in considering the displays and presentations throughout each floor which, by the way, were excellent.

So, a strong recommendation is to do your research before you go. Consider a priority list for what looks most interesting. Then as the day goes on and the museum’d out effect takes place, your “best of” list will be completed. Then consider a second visit. Recommended.
Written November 25, 2020
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Eric T
Norfolk, VA78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The museum does a fabulous job of telling the story of God's holy word and its preservation and perseverance through the millennia. It allows the recorded history of multiple cultures and dynasties to amplify the veracity of the text. It is worthy to spend a day diving into the history of the book that has shaped the western world and now most of the east.
Written February 10, 2020
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Buick1_36758
Sycamore, IL189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is well worth spending time here. Due to my schedule, I only had about 3 hours and felt like I could have spent the day and not seen it all. There is a virtual reality activity that I also did. Personally, I don't think the virtual reality activity was that interesting to me and I could have easily skipped it and spent more time in the museum. You can book your ticket online and get a discount of $5. There are 5 levels to the museum. I would recommend doing level 3 which is about the bible itself and has an old testament activity and a new testament experience. Then, I would do levels 4 about translations and then 2 about the Bible in the US next. If you have time left, you can then do levels 1 and/or 5. I did also enjoy the Drive through History footage used as that is a show I have always enjoyed watching.
Written May 13, 2022
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ssjj123
Brazil, IN257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We only had about 3.5 hours, so we didn't get through everything, but what we did do was super cool. My favorite part was the Jesus of Nazareth village on the 3rd floor. There was a woman dressed in period costume that told about the daily life in the village, and she was very informative and kept true to the character she was representing. There were artifacts, interactive experiences, and short movies. Something for everyone! We hope to return to be able to see the rest at some point.
Written September 28, 2020
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BeticoPorElMundo
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The Hebrew Bible 30-minute tour on the third floor was simply incredible. More fun than anything at Disneyland and absolutely stunning.
Overall, the museum, while limited to the Bible and not necessarily a religious museum, was a beautiful example of how the Bible lives in our history, art, culture and technology.
I saw nothing that would prevent me from taking young children and in fact the hundreds of interactive exhibits were perfect for little ones who struggle reading historical notes.
Written January 2, 2020
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traintraveler53
Tallahassee, FL778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We immensely enjoyed the diversity of displays in the Museum of the Bible. Some were from the U.S perspective including differing opinions during the Revolutionalry War up to an recent men of God: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr & the Reverend Billy Graham. There were displays of science & the Bible & even fashion & the Bible. There was an area related to Bible translation, also a Bible time & place experience with costumed interpreters. There was a garden on the roof of plants mentioned in the Bible. It seemed that there was something for everyone.
Written June 7, 2020
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