Temple Model: The Detail


With the use of 3D-printing, parts of this model are shown in great detail. The columns are all capped with gold painted 3D-printed capitals.


The four 70ft tall lampstands which stood in the Court of the Women are modelled with side ladders. Each lamp is fitted with a tiny LED light.


Items in the forecourt of the Sanctuary include the altar with a smoking fire, the copper laver with its lifting gear, and the area for sacrifices.

Young visitors


There is a special programme for children, recommended minimum age 7 years.


The standard 3D video’s commentary is suitable for young people. Plus we offer a five minute historical video explaining the history of the Tabernacle and Temple.


Activities include the assembling of mini 3D-printed model temples and using Lego figures to recall stories.

The Antonia Fortress


Looking inside this section of the model, to the Temple’s north east, visitors can see the intricately painted figures of Roman troops, and hear the military commands given in Latin.

Main Exhibit: The Temple Model


This new model of Herod’s Temple was designed to allow a dozen or more visitors to gather around for an informative guided tour given by exhibition staff.


Day and night-time lighting effects enhance the scene, highlighting the individual courts and buildings as they are described.


The model is brought to life further with the use of concealed audio speakers enabling visitors to hear sound effects and the languages spoken at the time: Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin.


Sound effects include silver trumpet blasts, the blowing of a shofar, samples of music and singing, and the sheep at the northern gate.



The Jerusalem Experience UK




Click here to see dusk lighting effect