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Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem holds a unique collection dating back to the beginning of written history. It tells the story of humanity, the story of culture, the story of where we came from and how we got here. It tells Your Story. The Museum...more
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Rehov Shmuel Stephan Weiz 21, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bible Lands Museum is located right next to the more famous Israel Museum. Both present an archeological collection from the land of Israel and both present written interpretations of their many artifacts. The artifacts of the Bible Lands Museum are not as magnificent as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was actually going to the Israel Museum when I saw the Bible Museum on the right side. I went there first and it was amazing to see all the items from 1000 of years. Many names and places I recognized from the Bible. This...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tabitha56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This privately owned museum is nearby to the Israel Museum so easy to combine on a same day visit. It had a much broader and better collection than I had expected from the museum's name, covering Middle Eastern archaeology of many areas and periods with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Radix7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boronowski spent his life collecting regional antiquities (don't ask how) and lost patience with the Canadian and Israeli government bureaucracies. So he built his own museum across the street from the Israel Museum. Must see. About an hour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bilander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. Interesting exhibits. Great historical information. Learned a lot. Fun guide - Harriet Mark

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See the special exhibitions and the maps. Excellent space and well lit. Great gift store. Always have new things to see. Very well priced. Easy to get to by public transport. Discounts. Very interesting and enjoyable and well done in many languages and small and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible archaelogical displays, presented in an open architecture - easy to navigate and not at all overwhelming.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jay C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in ancient archaeology this is a most fascinating museum. The layout was perfect and contents were stunning. We preferred this to the overcrowded Israel Museum. They have great coffee downstairs in the little cafe.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CaliforniaMuppet
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Located in a new building with state of the art displays. I loved the way a verses from the Bible was displayed by the artifacts found in the area at the time they were written.great explanations of current customs and how they derived from ancient...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

I went on a tour, so much better than walking through ourselves alone. We heard such interesting stories!

Date of experience: June 2018
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ayaezri, Guest Relations Manager at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you very much for your great review!

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Bal1954
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Response from Malcolmle | Reviewed this property |
‫I think it does deal only with the old testement although it it does deal with the periods AC‬
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Paul E
September 14, 2016|
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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.
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