Museum Bible Tours of the World

Museum Bible Tours .com – FAQ's

“Can I organize a group on my own to take the tour?”

Yes. You can have as many persons as you like in your group. Just register your group using the online reservation page. If you have less than 20 persons in your group our Museum Bible Tours office staff will make sure you are joined with others who are taking the tour.

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“If I am not with a group can I still take the tour?”

Yes. Just reserve a tour online! Our Bible Tours office staff will make sure you are joined with others who are taking the tour.

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“How much does the tour cost?”

Please lookup the particular museum's FAQ you are interested in touring to see what the cost is.

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“How do I pay for the tour?”

All payments are completed through PayPal.

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“How will I know who my tour guide is and any other pertinant information I will need to know before my scheduled tour?”

About a week before your tour date you will receive a final confirmation email with all the pertinent information about your tour including day/date, time, tour guide, parking, etc.

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“Does my payment for the tour also allow me access to other parts of the museum?”

Yes. The only exception is special exhibitions that are held in some museums. You would be expected to pay a seperate admission fee to gain access to these exhibitions. Please check the particular museum's FAQ you wish to visit to find out more.

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“What day(s) and time(s) are the tours conducted?”

Please lookup the particular museum's FAQ you are interested in touring to find out the schedule.

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“How many tours are there and how long do they last?”

Please lookup the particular museum's FAQ you are interested in touring to find out what tours are available and their length.

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“Can I request a specific tour guide?”

No. Due to all that is involved in assigning tour guides to tour groups we can not honor requests for specific tour guides.

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“How should I dress?”

We would encourage all to dress in smart/dignified casual attire.  Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.

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“Do I need to bring a Bible along for the tour?”

No.  The tour is conducted in a way that makes referring to your personal copy of the Bible unnecessary.

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“Can I take personal notes?”

Yes.  This is recommended so you can do later research and for personal encouragement.  If you decide to take notes please bring along a notebook and pen/pencil.

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“Can I take photographs?”

Yes.  The taking of photographs is permitted, however please bear in mind the following stipulations:

  • The flash fuction on your camera must remain off at all times.  This is a rule established by the museum.
  • Pictures taken by you may be shared on a private basis, such as with friends and family.  However, due to rules of Museum Bible Tours no one will be permitted to make copies or otherwise reproduce the tour content to show to others.  This includes, but not limited to, dispensing copies of your photographs on video tape, CD/DVD, digital format and Internet photographs or video sharing and streaming.
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“Can I audio or video record items in the museum?”

Yes. However, audio and video recording of the commentary by the tour guide is not permitted due to copyright rules. Your guide will explain more about this just before your tour.

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“Is there parking at the museum?”

Yes. More information about this will be sent to you in your final confirmation email.

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“Is the tour available in other languages?”

No.  At this time the tour is available only in English. However, in time we hope to make the tours available in other languages.

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“Is there a food break during the tour?”

There may be one during the Antwerp Plantin-Moretus Museum tour other wise - No. We recommend that you eat before or after the tour. There are restaurants in the museum. You will be sent more information about this in your final confirmation email.

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“Can I bring my own food and drink into the museum?”

The museum's policy is that no outside food and drink be brought into the museum.

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“Are wheelchairs available?”

Yes. Check with your tour guide before your tour for more information.

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“When can I make a payment?”

After you have created an account and selected the dates of your tour, you will be given a page which list the You can pay as soon as you select your tour, typically from the drop-down menu of the tour you’re interested in. Creating an account with the website is not necessary.

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“How big are the tour groups?”

Generally, a tour group is limited to 20 persons per time slot. This facilitates moving through the museum in an orderly fashion, but also ensures that all can hear/see the artifacts and descriptions while on the tour.

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“If I need to cancel my tour reservation, what can I do?”

We recommend that you transfer your reservation to another date when you can come for the tour. Please send an email to the MBT Office explaining your situation and the office will do its best to accommodate your request. Please include the following information: Your full name and the date and time of your original reservation, and the date and time you would like the reservation to be transferred to.

Do we give refunds? Three (3) primary reasons for MBT's 'No Refund' policy. 1) The moment a reservation is made and confirmed with a payment MBT Agents and Managers go to work to support, organize and firmly schedule your tour. Often non-refundable museum admission fees are paid in advance. 2) Your funds can be transferred to another date. 3) Often non-refundable museum admission fees are paid in advance.

Therefore our policy is no refunds but we do take into account extenuating circumstances – so if a refund is absolutely necessary please email the office with details as to why.

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“When do I receive the tickets for the tour?”

You will receive your admission tickets on the day of your scheduled tour.  In the Final Tour Instructions document that you will receive about a week before your scheduled tour, you will be directed to come to the museum about a half hour before the tour begins.  It is at this time that you and your group will receive your admission tickets from your tour guide.

Please carry your email from PayPal (which you should print out after paying online) as proof of payment for your tour.

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“Names of All Museum Tours Conducted by Museum Bible Tours.”

Names of Museum Bible Tours Available through MBT

For lovers of God's Word here is a list of museum tours that are currently available for Jehovah's Witnesses, their families and friends to reserve with Museum Bible Tours (MBT). This list is a work in progress so please check back often for updates.

 

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“Locations listed by MBT where Bible tours are given!”

Locations listed by MBT where Bible tours are conduced for the benefit of Jehovah's Witnesses, their family and friends.

Not all tours at locations and museums listed and mentioned by MBT  are conducted by MBT personnel and/or guides. Some are sponsored and conducted by vendors that MBT (along with BCT)  is comfortable including.

This list is a work in progress so please check back often from possible updates.

Tours conducted by MBT and are now taking reservations.

Tours conducted by JW tour providers. Reservations taken on vendors website.

  • British Museum London by 'BibleTours.org'
  • Louve Museum Paris by ‘The Quirky Little Tour Company’
  • Tours at the Areopagus and Ancient Market of Athens by 'JW Athens Bible Tours'
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“What are valid reasons to call the MBT office?”

If you need a quick and sure reply to your questions or concerns, you can email us anytime! Calling us is honestly the slower route to satisfying your needs in a satisfactory manner. However, please take into account the following reasons why you might call the MBT office. Rest assured, whether you email or call us, we will help you as quickly as possible!

  • When you need help canceling or moving your reservation.
  • When you made a mistake while paying.
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“How Do I Make a Reservation for a Tour”

Please follow these simple instruction to make a tour at the museum of your choice:

1 ) From the Home page (a) select 'Tour Location then select the city of the museum you would like to tour then (b) select 'Our Tours' and select the name of the tour you would like to reserve.
2) Choose a date and time,
3) Click the reserve now button
4) Select the number of each guest (#adults, # seniors, #students, #children)
5) Checkout with PayPal, or your credit card.
After that you will receive a confirmation for the Museum you reserved a tour with.
About a week or so out from your tour date you will receive your tour final information details.
Enjoy your Museum Bible Tour.
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“World Power Tours MET”

World Power Tours was a unique dedicated group of Jehovah's Witnesses who has built a solid reputation as professional tour operators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They conducted thousands of Bible Based Tours at the MET and were well know and appreciated for upholding and highlighting the beauty, truth, accuracy and inspiration of God's on Word the Bible.

Early in the 2017 MBT assumed operation of World Powers Tours. MBT's goal was then and is now to make sure the integrity and professionalism of WPT was continued under MBT.

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“How Can MBT Help You Promote Bible Tours?”

Do you already conduct a Museum Bible tour(s)? Do you live in a city that has a museum that is known to have artifacts related to the Bible, Bible History or Biblical Archeology and you would like to develop and conduct a tour in said museum?

Here are the 3 ways (see in bold below) MBT  would like to work with you to promote your Bible based tour.

If you are now conducting a Bible tour in a museum and you would like MBT to post yours tours and process reservations on your tours please fill out and submit this form.

Upon approval by MBT Directors MBT can work with you in either of the following ways to assist you to provide Bible based tours for JW's as a tour operator.

  1. You can schedule tours weekly or monthly on our MBT site and visitors to the MBT site can make a reservation for your tour. Our processing fee for maintaining the schedule and processing online reservations is $5.
  2. Tour visitors to the MBT site can send a request to schedule a tour with you (you can set a min and/or max # of guests). Once a visitor to our site submits interested, MBT will communicate with you to get the date/time/#guests approved then MBT will process the reservation with them for you. As stated above, Our processing fee for maintaining the schedule and processing online reservations is $5.

Do you live in a city that has a museum that is known to have artifacts related to the Bible, Bible History or Biblical Archeology and along with MBT would you like to develop a bible based tour in a particular museum and you would like MBT's help in doing so then please fill out and submit this form.

If approved MBT can assist you in one of two ways noted above.

If you are a tour operator who would simply like MBT to list you as Honorable Mention vendor with a link to your site, we would consider it a privilege to do so.

As an Honorable Mention vendor, we simply list your tour company as worthy of honorable mention and link interest to your site or to any social media platform you are using. If interested please Contact Us to proceed.

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“Why MBT charges a small fee in addition to what the museum charges!”

MBT charges a small fee in addition to what the museum charges (including free museums.) Why is this?

MBT operates as a non-profit organization that provides Bible-based guided tours in world-class museums throughout the world. Additionally, MBT is operated by Jehovah’s Witnesses for the benefit of all persons interested in building their appreciation for Bible truth.

Obviously, expenses are involved in providing such high-quality Bible tours. For example, it is necessary for MBT to operate an office staff and maintain an online service. Thus, MBT charges $6 p/p in addition to the required fees at the museums where we conduct tours. MBT also charges a fee of $6 p/p at free museums.

Obviously, the fee we charge doesn’t cover everything being done by MBT and its volunteer guides. Many hours and much effort is spent willingly and generously to accomplish what the small fee we charge could never fully cover.

What is MBT’s objective? To encourage and strengthen all of those who take our high-quality Bible-based tours! We at MBT are seeing this very thing being accomplished!

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