See The Bible
“One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time.”
Smithsonian Magazine


The Saint John’s Bible Gallery is open to the general public. There is no admission fee and no appointment is necessary for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available by reservation only via e-mail at

Gallery Hours:
Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There are no weekend hours in the winter and spring.
From June 3, 2023 through December 9, 2023, the Bible Gallery will be open on Saturdays (except as noted below) from noon until 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays year round.

The Bible Gallery will be closed from Thursday, December 22, 2022 through January 2, 2023 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The gallery will open again on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

The Bible Gallery will be closed on the following days in 2023:
Monday, January 2- New Year Holiday.
Monday, January 16 -Martin Luther King Day
Friday, April 7 – Good Friday
Monday, April 10 – Easter Monday
Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
Monday, June 19 – Juneteenth
July 3- Independence Day Extended Weekend
Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day
Saturday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend
Monday, September 4 – Labor Day
Saturday, October 7 – Campus Long Weekend
Monday, October 9 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 22, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024 – Christmas and New Year Holidays
The gallery will reopen again on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

You are invited to experience The Saint John's Bible through the images and information on this web site, at one of the touring exhibitions, or at its home, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library on the campus of Saint John's University.

The Saint John's Bible Gallery is located on the lower level of Alcuin Library on the Saint John’s University Campus. The gallery features 28 original folios showcasing works from all seven volumes of the Bible. Rare books and manuscripts from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library collections complement the exhibition of the folios. Tools, materials and sketches used in the creation of The Saint John's Bible give a glimpse into the processes used to create this monumental work of faith and art. The gallery is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are no weekend hours from mid-December through May 31. There is no admission charge, and no reservations are needed for a self-guided tour. Guided tours for groups of ten or more are available by making a reservation in advance by contacting Tim Ternes at 320-363-3351 or

Merchandise from The Saint John's Bible may be purchased from the following websites / locations: The Saint John's Bible | Liturgical Press | Saint John's University Bookstore

Benedict's Rule instructs the reader to "listen ... with the ear of your heart." As you learn more about The Saint John's Bible, it is the Monastic and campus community's hope that the Scriptures will open up to you and that your journey to see the Bible will become a journey toward God.