Museum of the Bible Highlights
The Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. Showcasing rare artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history, the museum offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible, and its ongoing impact on the world around us. Discover the impact and influence of the Bible and explore its stories and history across 7 different levels. You can also enjoy special exhibitions, fine dining at the restaurant, and beautiful views of Washington DC on the roof terrace. Tickets purchased from Big Bus Tours also include free admission ticket to the Washington Revelations Fly-by Experience (usually $8.00), early access to the museum from 9:00am (Mon-Sat), and a 10% discount at the gift shop.More Info Read Less
About the Museum of the Bible
Opening in November 2017, The Museum of the Bible is one of Washington, D.C.'s newest museums, documenting the symbolism, legacy and impact of one of the world's most famous books: the Bible. The museum has one of the largest assemblies of biblical artifacts and texts in the world, with a permanent collection of over 1,150 artifacts, and a further 2,000+ on special exhibition from donors, private institutions, and other museums. As stated by the museum's president, Cary Summers, the goal of the Museum of the Bible is to "reacquaint the world with the book that helped make it, and let the visitor come to their own conclusions. ... We don't exist to tell people what to believe about it".
The Museum of the Bible is home to an amazing variety of treasures. See artifacts and objects from a range of cultures and time periods, from the Ancient Near East to the modern period. The permanent collection focuses on biblical items, manuscripts, printed Bibles and books, and art. Must-see artifacts include fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the original manuscript for the famous song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", a replica of the Liberty Bell upon which is engraved the Bible verse from Leviticus "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof", and the rooftop Biblical garden.
Museum of the Bible tickets purchased from Big Bus Tours include free entry to the Washington Revelations Fly-by Experience (usually $8.00). This motion-theatre experience takes guests on an exhilarating virtual flight over Washington DC, showcasing elements of the Bible inscribed upon some of Washington DC's most famous buildings and landmarks.
In addition to the Washington Revelations Fly-by Experience, tickets purchased from Big Bus Tours also entitle the bearer to exclusive early entry to the museum from 9:00am (Monday - Saturday only), and a 10% discount at the Museum of the Bible gift shop.