Jerusalem Experience UK
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 one of our 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
Sound effects include silver trumpet blasts, the blowing of a shofar, samples of
music and singing, and the sheep at the northern gate.
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.
Activities for children include assembling mini 3D-printed model temples, as seen
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.