Museum Collection

Psalterium Gallicanum Feriatum, 1420

The Museum Collection, one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical objects and artifacts, allows Museum of the Bible to convey the global impact and compelling history of the Bible in a unique and powerful way. The Museum Collection contains donated artifacts, along with loaned items from the National Christian Foundation and other institutions–comprising more than 40,000 objects. The Collection spans artifacts from the time of Abraham to Dead Sea Scroll fragments, biblical papyri and manuscripts, Torah scrolls, and rare printed Bibles. 

A portion of this collection was displayed through the traveling exhibit Passages at six different cities nationwide. The collection has also been featured internationally through exhibits in Vatican City; Havana, Cuba; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ulm, Germany; and Jerusalem, Israel.

Guests will be able to experience this collection year-round when Museum of the Bible opens its 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., scheduled to open in 2017.