Museum in progress


The Custos, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, officially presents the Terra Sancta Museum in Milan in May 2013.



The first stone of the multimedia section Terra Sancta Museum – Via Dolorosa is laid in June 2015. The room called  Lapidarium” in the Monastery of the Flagellation will be the setting for the sensory and emotional representation created by Studio Tamshick Media + Space



The first of the three sections of the museum, Terra Sancta Museum – Via Dolorosa, is inaugurated in March 2016.




The preliminary studies are made for the new historical section of the museum.

The Cultural Heritage Department, which is to look after the heritage and run the activities of the museum is opened in the Custody of the Holy Land in the same year. To house the offices, rooms in the Monastery of St Saviour are restored.



In 2018, restoration is started on the rooms of the first wing of the archaeological section of the museum. In April, thanks to the donations received, the museum is already being set up and in June the second section of the museum – Terra Sancta Museum – SBF Archaeological Collections is inaugurated in June.

In the same year, the preliminary museographic projects of the historical section of the museum are started and, in October, the work and structural tests in the rooms that will house the new section underneath St Saviour’s Church get under way.



In 2019, the first App of the Terra Sancta Museum as an accessory instrument for the visit is launched.

Restoration is also carried out on the new Museum  shop in the Monastery of St Saviour. During the works, interesting evidence of the passage of pilgrims to the monastery over the centuries are brought to the light.

In November, work on the structural consolidation of the second “Saller” wing of the Terra Sancta Museum – SBF Archaeological Collections at the Convent of the Flagellation, is started.


Thanks to a significant donation by the Hungarian office of representation, the site of the historical section is reopened and great steps ahead are taken to complete the final project of the historical museum.

In the first part of the year, the work was stopped due to the Covid emergency, but resumed regularly from May onwards. The new Terra Sancta Museum shop is set up and the sites reopened. 

Between the end of 2020 and the first months of 2021, the consolidation of the second wing of the archaeological section, together with the finishes, should be completed.

The future donations will be used for the restoration of the archaeological works which will go on display and for the installation of the museum.

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