Australia's Bible Museum contains more than 2,000 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 Aboriginal, 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', authentic archaeological artefacts over 2,500 years old, musical instruments, oils, models and lamps - all included in the one hour free guided tour!
Whether your interest is in books in general, or religion, we are sure that you will enjoy a visit to The Bible Museum. Please note that the museum is currently closed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for extensive renovation. We hope to re-open in St Arnaud in 2022, God willing. Updates will provided when available.