Museum of the Bible
In the fall of 2017, Museum of the Bible opens its eight floor,
430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, DC.
Under construction, it is conveniently located two blocks
south of the National Mall and three blocks southwest of
Museum of the Bible is a place where people can engage
with the Bible—its history, narratives, and impact—in their
own way through in-depth explorations and interactive
media and technologies. The museum and its traveling
exhibitions display ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and
Christian artifacts and documents from the museum’s
collection. These irreplaceable historical items help tell
various stories involving the Bible—as a historical and
cultural item as well as a sacred text. The museum seeks
to create an atmosphere of wonder and exploration, of
reflection and contemplation, inviting all people to look at
the Bible anew.
As of 2016, Museum of the Bible traveling exhibits have
been on display in several U.S. cities and in five other
countries: The Vatican, Rome, Italy; Bible Lands Museum
Jerusalem, Israel; Pontificia Universidad Católica
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ulmer Museum, Ulm,
Germany; and S.M.I. Catedral de La Habana, Havana, and
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Santiago,
Cuba. More traveling exhibits are being planned and new
locations sought to increase access to the museum’s
artifacts and to invite all people to engage with the Bible.
For more information, visit museumoftheBible.org.