Jeeninga Museum

The Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at Anderson University was established in 1963 by Dr. Jeeninga. The name of the museum was changed at the retirement of Dr. Jeeninga in 1992 to reflect his nearly thirty years of teaching and work in the areas of religious studies and archaeology.

The Museum’s holdings include original artifacts from many periods of the Ancient Near East. These artifacts come from the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Babylonian, Assyrian and Israelite Periods. In addition to original artifacts, the Jeeninga Museum houses a number of replicas purchased from museums around the world. These replicas include the Siloam Inscription (Istanbul Museum), Hammurabi Law Code and Mesha Stele (Louvre), Shalmaneser’s Obelisk, Sennacherib’s Prism, and The Rosetta Stone (British Museum), and the Egyptian goddess, Selket (Cairo Museum).

Student Group Tours

If your school, class, or church group is looking for an adventure, contact the museum at (765) 641-4526 for a guided tour. We welcome groups of all ages. The Museum provides some learning activities for children of reading age. The Museum is also handicap accessible. There is no admission fee for the Museum. Photography is permitted in the Museum. No tripods or mono-pods should be used without the permission of the Museum Director.


The museum is located on the campus of Anderson University

Note: The Museum will close for relocation on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Contact Us

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday by appointment (please contact us)
Hours during summer break and the Christmas holiday may be irregular.
Please contact the Director in advance of visits, or to arrange group or student tours.

Phone: (765) 641-4428
Email: Prof. David Thomas Murphy, Ph.D.
Office: Decker Hall, Room 367 – Department of History and Political Science

Preview the Museum

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