Floor 1

You are welcomed to Museum of the Bible by a stunning grand hall, formerly an internal train loading bay, featuring monumental columns of Jerusalem stone and LED displays that dominate the 40-foot-high, 140-foot-long ceiling. Visit the long-term exhibit from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library, as well as Courageous Pages, an experience just for kids!

Gutenberg Gates

These massive 40-foot-high brass gates, containing the first lines from Genesis in Latin from a Gutenberg Bible, welcome guests to Museum of the Bible.

Grand Hall Ceiling

A breathtaking 140-foot-long ceiling runs the length of the grand hall, and features images of illuminated manuscripts, nature, art and spectacular architecture.

Explore! A Virtual Reality Tour of the Lands of the Bible!

This virtual reality experience offers an exciting tour of 24 of the most famous biblical sites. Soar across the Sea of Galilee and climb up the stairs to the Temple Mount, all without leaving your chair at Museum of the Bible. Learn More

Courageous Pages

Kids will read, hear and experience Bible stories about courage in the face of fear! Fun and interactive games give kids the chance to be strong like Samson, walk on water and more!

Treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library

Encounter stunning manuscripts and other treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop offers apparel and gifts, including reproductions, books and exhibition catalogs.

Milk + Honey Café

Take a break to enjoy artisan coffee, espresso drinks, and teas, or grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. Learn More