With Sara Cibin, Project Manager of Terra Sancta Museum

The first museum on Christian origins in Jerusalem

In the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Terra Sancta Museum preserves and promotes the archaeological and artistic heritage of Christianity, a treasure that has been safeguarded by the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land for more than 800 years.

The Terra Sancta Museum project is to have three sections: the multimedia and archaeological sections are in the Monastery of the Flagellation, on the Via Dolorosa, and are already partially open to visitors.


Making progress

We are making progress but your support is needed to complete this important project! The Museum is structured in three different sections that are complete or need to be completed.

1. Via Dolorosa Multimedia Section

Relive the history of the Holy City! In 15 minutes, visitors experience more than 2000 years of history as episodes from the Gospels are brought to life and the transformation of the city of Jerusalem is retraced. The section was completed in 2016.


2. Archeological section

Opened in June of 2018, the first wing of the archaeological section presents the archaeological finds discovered by the Jerusalem Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF) during years of archaeological campaigns in the  Holy Land.


3. Historical Section

The historical section, which will be opened in the Monastery of St Savior will display the many donations made over the centuries by the Royal Courts of Europe.


Join us in building the Terra Sancta Museum

The Terra Sancta Museum is a cultural project that aims to aid understanding of the history of the Holy Land and strengthen the ties between the Holy Land and the world. Join us in building this great work!