Australia's first Bible Museum is now open! Free entry to all, including guided tours. Please contact us first if you are making a long journey to visit us to ensure we will be open.
The Bible Museum & Butterfly Garden is open 5 days a week, 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Other times strictly by pre-arranged appointment only.
The Bible Museum contains more than 1500 Bibles, together with models and artefacts associated with the Bible message. There are educational displays of many types, including the history of the Bible in English.
The Bible collection has original Bibles that were printed 400 years ago, as well as the most recent modern editions. The majority of the Bibles are in English, but many other languages are included: there are Bibles from every continent, and many islands: Australian Aborigine, Eskimo, Hebrew, Greek, and hundreds more.
The Bibles in the collection range in size from large Victorian “Family” Bibles, to miniatures that require a magnifying glass to read them. Their bindings include covers made from vellum, velvet, olive wood, mother-of-pearl and tin, as well as the more common leathers.Some of the Bibles have brass buckles, many have gilt edges and many are beautifully illustrated. The collection also features models, including a large scale 'Ark of the Covenant', musical instruments, oils, models and lamps - all included in the one hour free guided tour!
St Arnaud is a historic town at the crossroads of the Sunraysia and Wimmera Highways. It is about 1.5 hour drive west of Bendigo, or north of Ballarat. Make an extended day trip from Melbourne, or stay overnight.
Whether your interest is in books in general, or religion, we are sure that you will enjoy a visit to The Bible Museum.