Bibleworld Exhibits

Bibleworld has a range of models, ancient artifact and hands on activities in four main areas: Old Testament Galleries, New Testament Galleries, Hands-On Area and the Story of Scripture - The images below are a sample of what you will see and experience at Bibleworld. Hover over the images to see what they depict (hover not operating on mobile).
Old Testament Galleries


Models Showing:

Bedouin life at the time of Abraham

The Tabernacle

Jerusalem at the time of Solomon

An Israelite Four Roomed House

A City under Siege


Replica Artifacts Including:

The Cyrus Cylinder

Sennacherib's Prism (Taylor Prism)

Tiglath Pileser III Relief

House of David (Tel Dan) Inscription

And Lots More


Artifacts include:

A brick from Babylon inscribed with Nebuchadnezzar's name

Bronze weapons used at the time of the kings of Israel and Judah

Pottery and Oil Lamps

And more

New Testament Galleries


Models Showing:

A Typical Village House at the time of Jesus

Jerusalem at the time of Jesus

The Temple at the time of Jesus

A first century tomb

A Typical Roman city


Displays Featuring:

Wool Dyed with Dyes used in Bible Times

The Roman Military with a Roman Centurion, Roman Soldier and Roman Governor in a Toga.


Replica Artifacts Including:

A Bust of the Emperor Augustus

The Gentile Warning Inscription

An Ossuary (Bone Box)

The Gallio (Delphi) Inscription

And More


Artifacts Include:

A Half Shekel from the Time of Jesus

A Lamp from the Time of Jesus you can Touch

Household Items and Jewelry

Roman Weapons


And Lots more

Hands-on Area

This area features a range of "Hands-on" activities for adults and children.  


Activities Include:

Interactive map showing significant sites

Interactive relief map of the lands Jesus knew

Dress as a Roman soldier (Adult & Child armour)

Challenge a friend to a game of Senet

Try the Food at the time of Jesus quiz

Blow the ram's horn shofar

Play the ten-stringed Lyre

Try the animals named in the Bible challenge

See, smell and touch Frankincense and Myrrh

Smell some fragrances used in Bible times

Challenge your friends to the What is it? quiz

Write your name in hieroglyphs on real Papyrus

Write your name in cuneiform

Play area for young children


The Story of Scripture
This exhibit tells the story of those who have copied, translated and distributed the Bible over the past 2000 years. It includes both real and facsimile Bible Pages.
We invite you to add your favourite Bible verses to our display board. 
Bibles and Bible Pages include:

Facsimile of the earliest known Bible Fragment

Facsimile page from the Book of Kells

Real page from a Bible from the 1250s

Facsimile page from the Wycliffe Bible

Real page from a 1613 King James Bible

The Maori bible

The Kiwi Bible

And Lots More

© 2014 by Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre


1141 Eruera Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

Phone: 021 909 842

Last updated May 2020