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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  • L'Enfant Plaza • 5 min walk
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  • 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 We spent two hours here and could have spent many more, as there is so much information and so many historical documents.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
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 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 23 August 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • gostartraveler
    Forked River, New Jersey1,901 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 November 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 December 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Kim C
    La Crosse, Wisconsin832 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpectedly Surprised!
    Added this to my itinerary as a last minute option and I AM SO GLAD I went. Yes, you have to pay to get into this museum, but there was so much stuff to see. Most museums take me an hour to swing through the displays. I was here five hours! There are actual archaeological artifacts on display. There are visual effects that are extremely well done! There are amazing Bibles from history on display. The "New Testament Experience" was top-notch sounds and lights. Why have I not heard more about this place? Don't be upset if you can't get tickets online. For now, you can purchase them when you arrive. Yes, you have to pay, but it is worth it!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 June 2024
  • HeloShark
    Drayden, Maryland212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended - A Lot of Interesting Information if You Do All The Required Reading
    We went on a weekend. Very crowded, popular tourist location. While I think it was worth the price of admission, this is a very 'for profit' venue. Once you get inside, there are at least two other 'experiences' you must pay for if you are interested in taking them in. If you want to get as much as possible out of the museum, a lot of reading is involved. An hour into the visit, I was checking the Nationals schedule to see if we could call an audible and go somewhere else. I lost that vote. And on the way out of the museum, you are routed through the gift shop. I recommend this museum because it is my impression the religious history of the USA is underappreciated by Americans. If the Red Sox or Cardinals are in town, however, I'd recommend taking in a National's game. Same the visit to the Museum of the Bible for a rainy day.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2024
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HeloShark
Drayden, MD
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Couples
We went on a weekend. Very crowded, popular tourist location. While I think it was worth the price of admission, this is a very 'for profit' venue. Once you get inside, there are at least two other 'experiences' you must pay for if you are interested in taking them in. If you want to get as much as possible out of the museum, a lot of reading is involved. An hour into the visit, I was checking the Nationals schedule to see if we could call an audible and go somewhere else. I lost that vote. And on the way out of the museum, you are routed through the gift shop. I recommend this museum because it is my impression the religious history of the USA is underappreciated by Americans. If the Red Sox or Cardinals are in town, however, I'd recommend taking in a National's game. Same the visit to the Museum of the Bible for a rainy day.
Written 8 July 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Try to visit during the week and not Friday or weekend. It’s very crowded. A lot to see but you have to read to get the full experience in the museum. Let all creation sing was just okay.
Written 30 June 2024
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Kim C
La Crosse, WI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
Added this to my itinerary as a last minute option and I AM SO GLAD I went. Yes, you have to pay to get into this museum, but there was so much stuff to see. Most museums take me an hour to swing through the displays. I was here five hours! There are actual archaeological artifacts on display. There are visual effects that are extremely well done! There are amazing Bibles from history on display. The "New Testament Experience" was top-notch sounds and lights. Why have I not heard more about this place? Don't be upset if you can't get tickets online. For now, you can purchase them when you arrive. Yes, you have to pay, but it is worth it!
Written 13 June 2024
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I set my sights way too high. This was hokey. Mostly videos and weird walks between videos. If you know the Bible, you will learn nothing. Not worth $30.
Written 30 April 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My wife, son, and I visited the MOTB for the first time on April 18th, 2024. My wife and I were excited for the museum and had been wanting to visit sooner … well our excitement quickly turned to disappointment.

First, the security team were extremely rude and unhelpful in guiding us to where we needed to go to redeem our admission tix. One security person chastised us for standing in the lobby, with no one else around, while we were adjusting our toddler in his stroller and getting our backpacks stowed away. Strike 1!

Next, there were a lot of interesting artifacts … well I should say facsimiles of artifacts. It was disappointing to see so many pieces were replicas. Although I should not have been surprised, since the MOTB has garnered a reputation for displaying looted artifacts from other countries. I will say that the MOTB has returned several items to their respective countries only after being called out by scholars and provenance researchers, but I digress.

When going to a museum in DC, you tend to want to see authentic artifacts! I will say that a Bible museum may want to look at one of the Top 10 … you know about not stealing and such.

Finally, back to security … again. When we were leaving with a screaming toddler, we were told that we had to go through the gift shop, which was crowded instead of being able to go to a sitting area that was about 10 feet away. Mind you the gift shop was not the most ideal with a screaming toddler. Then when we tried to sit down, we got questioned again … for the same thing we previously explained.

One of the worst experiences we have had in our many visits to DC!
Written 22 April 2024
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Megan
Corbin, KY
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I guess the museum is neat in theory. However, my husband and I were both disappointed that the majority of the items on display were either marked "removed" for various reasons or marked facsimile (a copy, meaning they aren't real). The kids area isn't monitored and there were several older teens that were clearly too big for the play area so my toddler couldn't play. All of the other museums have very monitored children's areas and even restrict access to adults without children. The security at the doors were awfully rude and uptight for it to be a bunch of replica items, move some of the security to the kids area! If someone steals this stuff, just print another! We weren't allowed to exit without going through the gift shop even though we had a screaming child. Once we exited the gift shop we were questioned by the same security guard about sitting on a bench outside of the gift shop. There was a guy walking around in a plaid blazer and tennis shoes, kinda looked like a reject from Rascal Flats giving everyone weird looks. He must've been the manager and just made you feel uncomfortable. It was like being at a church where you knew you weren't welcome and they were judging you. I guess what I'm trying to say is the artifacts aren't the only thing fake here! As a Christian this place honestly breaks my heart because I know this could be the only taste of Jesus some people see! This place needs to get it together and start loving God's people! For there to be so much imitation in this museum they need to start imitating Jesus!
Written 22 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great family activity! Loved the interactive learning displays. The relics and historical info were great! Don’t miss the Washington experience!
Written 19 April 2024
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jongable
Oakland Charter Township, MI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The first thing to understand that this is really a history museum about the evolution of the Christian religions from the earliest Judaic writings of the Old Testament. Christian dogma will not be forced on you if you are not a follower of its faith.

The videos are excellent. The pseudo motion ride is fun.
Written 17 April 2024
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Brad P
Dallas, TX
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
In DC for business, but had a little time to stop by the Museum. Wow - its probably worth planning a trip back to DC with this as the main agenda item on the list. Plan to spend some time here. Several interactive sections; + loads of historic bibles and much, much more.
Written 14 April 2024
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Hillary
Fort Belvoir, VA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m glad I had a Groupon for 1/2 off because the admission is entirely too steep for a city of free museums. It’s good. I learned a lot but definitely don’t feel that it advanced my faith at all. The museum is disingenuous in their labels and present a lot of what they have as original when it’s only reproductions. We went to see the new New Testament experience and it was a huge let down. The cafe was exceedingly overpriced but there’s no other food options nearby so you’re stuck. The gift shop needs improvement. If you’re just going to see a Gutenberg Bible, you can see that for free at the Library of Congress, however they do have a lot of other bibles and archaeological artifacts if you can discern from the labels what is genuine and what is a reproduction.
Written 13 April 2024
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