Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible, Washington DC: Hours, Address, Museum of the Bible Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of the Bible
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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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.
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  • Federal Center SW • 2 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 5 min walk
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a h
Australia1,522 contributions
Museum is amazing high class well presented and great educational experience. The 30 minutes Bible (Tonakh) visual presentation is the best we ever seen. Incredible Museum
Written 17 August 2022
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micklpow01
Leesburg, Virginia4 contributions
Family
We enjoyed the building and exhibits. The Old Testament and New Testament sites were quite interesting. We also enjoyed the cafeteria “Manna”. We will return again.
Written 15 August 2022
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LaDonna C
Ocean City, MD14 contributions
A must see! The most creatively formatted museum we've visited. Lots of digital interactive areas, that keep your interest focused. As a family of 6, we spent six hours there. They have a nice cafe, with good food we had lunch there in the facility. The scribe's presentation was breathtaking even for my college students. We traveled on a Sunday, which meant far less traffic downtown DC and plenty of parking.
Written 6 August 2022
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LaurieSchnebly
2 contributions
My favorite part was interacting with the living-history interpreters in first-century Nazareth...talking to a shepherd, a housewife, and a synagogue attendee about everyday life was fascinating! But the whole museum is fascinating -- I expected to spend 2-3 hours max, and wound up spending 6. Everywhere you look, there's something else intriguing.

I was impressed by the respect shown for (in order of Biblical arrival) Jews, Catholics, Protestants and people of other -- or no -- religions who read the Bible; there was never a sense of "we're right and you're wrong." And the showmanship is impressive as well; I kept thinking of Disney meeting MGM.

The whole place feels clean and airy, and while reviews have mentioned that dining can be expensive and involve long waits, there are quick-food places right around the corner; any guard can direct you. (And with your ticket you can leave and come back as often as you like on that same day.)

Note that it's VERY chilly inside; make sure to bring a coat or at least a jacket.
Written 30 July 2022
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WizeGuyFromDaChi
Chicago,IL567 contributions
Did a incredible job with every aspect and all details. Beautifully and wonderfully done in every way.

The museum just has little bit of everything.;
History
Technology
Information
Artifacts
Artistry
Multimedia
Video
Hands on

To go through all of you need an entire day. There is just a lot. Probably need more than one visit. Depends how much you read about each exhibit or artifact .

Learn and see it all from the beginning until present day . Top floor has moving/rotating special exhibits.
Written 28 July 2022
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Keith K
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
This is an amazing educational, and historical, and yes inspirational, experience! The museum offers so much for people of all faiths. We found the "Impact of the Bible" exhibition to be the most fascinating. And the entire museum is very clean (unlike the Smithsonian free museums), and well-staffed (we had lots of questions!), and has excellent security procedures in place. Plus some great choices for food and souvenirs. Can't wait to go back!
Only complaint is that the first floor is absolutely freezing (the museum actually used to be a warehouse for frozen and refrigerated goods so the insulation is still keeping things very cold) -- bring a jacket!
Written 27 July 2022
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funontheroad69
Wichita, KS61 contributions
This was unlike any museum experience I've ever had! The quality I appreciated the most was the variety of visual interactions with the information presented. I also greatly appreciated sitting and resting periodically as an integral part of the experience. As a devout Roman Catholic, I appreciated the accuracy of information and inclusion of information about books considered Deuterocanonical. We spent all day in the museum, but I could have spent more. If I ever return to DC, I'll definitely come back!
Written 18 July 2022
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ASBCRB
Urbana, OH378 contributions
We have visited twice and would go back again. We enjoy the traveling exhibits and the permanent ones. There is so much to see that we saw new things even in the permanent exhibits. This time we also did the virtual tour of the Holy Land (cool but short), the video tour of the use of the Bible in Washington DC (also cool but short), and the scribe class where we learned about Medieval Marginalia (we weren’t sure about this but it turned interesting and fun). It’s a great museum and that includes the cafe which is good quality and reasonably priced. We went in July and the air conditioning was full blast so if you tend to be cold, take a jacket or sweater.
Written 11 July 2022
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Tiffany J
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Although there was a lot to do and see the museum on every floor was a misrepresentation of the image of Jesus. Not only Jesus, but the inhabitants of that part of the world during that time. I can't enjoy a museum about the bible that doesn't factually depict how the inhabitants of the biblical times looked. Historians have done extensive research about how Jesus and the original Jews looked but the museum seemingly disregarded all of the scholarship surrounding this information. Museums that are claiming to present information about a topic have a real obligation to ensure the information they are presenting is correct. The bible museum did not do that. They consistently used paintings created during the Renaissance period of Europe knowing full well they are not an accurate representation of how Jesus, Mary, or the disciples would have looked. Very disappointed. Instead of clarifying a topic, they further perpetuated a known falsehood.
Written 8 July 2022
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Christina P
Naples, United States2 contributions
Family
What am amazing place!! It was fascinating from the minute we arrived until we left. Would highly recommend making this one of your stops while in DC. Plans on spending a minimum of 2 hours. If you have kids, the playroom is fantastic!!
Written 4 July 2022
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Museum of the Bible is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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