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 only by reservation by contacting Tim Ternes at 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 8, 2024 through August 24, 2024, 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 on the following days in 2024:
January 1 – New Year Holiday
January 15 – Martin Luther King Day
March 29 – Good Friday
April 1 – Easter Monday
May 24 – Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 – Memorial Day
June 19 – Juneteenth Holiday
July 4, 5 and 6 – Independence Day Holiday and Weekend
August 30, 31 – Labor Day Weekend
September 2 Labor Day
October 12 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend
October 14 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
November 27, 28, 29, 30 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23 through 31 – Christmas and New Year Holiday
January 1, 2025 – New Year’s Day

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.