The Bible is truly amazing! It is God's Word given to mankind, revealing God's plan of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible is the most celebrated, studied, and sold book of all time. Every Christian should spend some time in one of our nation's great Bible Museums learning about the history of how God's Word was passed down from generation to generation, translated into hundreds of languages, and protected often at the cost of people's own lives.
The National Bible Museum Network promotes Bible Museums and collections in the United States and around the world. There is no formal membership - we are just connecting with like-minded Christians with a passion for God's Word and who have collections of rare Bible treasures on display.
Here are a few of the great Bible Museums in the United States and around the world:
BibleMuseum.com - a unique Christian website that celebrates the history of the Bible, showcases historic Christian artwork, and spreads a love and appreciation for God’s Word. Includes the Virtual Bible Museum. Since 1998 this on-line Bible Museum has been a resource for Christians learning about the Bible, Bible students, and homeschooling families. The History of the Bible guides you through how the Bible came to us, and the Christian Art Exhibits take you through "Devotions in Art" to see God's Word through the eyes of artists throughout the centuries. For updates on the exhibits, connect through the Bible Museum Facebook page
Looking for a special gift for a Christian who loves the Bible? The BibleMuseum.com store has unique items you won’t find at a Christian bookstore. Give a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime and passed down from generation to generation!
Maryland - the Christian Heritage Museum in Hagerstown is a a privately owned collection of historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes, and documents of Christian history, gathered for the past 25 years in order to preserve, protect, educate, motivate, and inspire others to live for Christ. The structure which houses the Christian Heritage Museum is a post and beam bank barn that was raised in 1917. Restoration of the historic barn began in the year 2000, and took 3 years to complete.
Houston Texas - The The Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, with its extensive collection of rare Bibles, is dedicated to telling the story of the most important book in the world. On public display are ancient manuscripts, illuminated medieval Scriptures, and examples of the earliest printed Bibles. Visitors can explore Bible translations from across the centuries and around the world.
Dallas Texas - there is one Christian Art museum in Dallas, several collections, and a major museum on the way. The newly opened Museum of Biblical Art (formerly the Biblical Arts Center) is now at 7500 Park Lane - Dallas, Texas 75225 - relocated after a tragic fire at the old location in 2007. Dallas Theological Semiary, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University all have collections and periodically put them on display- check their websites for viewing availability and special exhibits. There is also a major museum planned with Downtown Dallas being named as a probable location, but no official announcement on location or when the museum might be open has yet been made.
Israel - Shrine of the Book - if you visit Israel, be sure to schedule some time at the Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. This incredible museum houses the Dead Sea Scrolls— some of the oldest manuscricpts of the Old Testament discovered 1947–56 in 11 caves in and around Qumran.
We will be adding information about other Bible museums around the country and the world, so check back soon!