The Museum of the Bible (MOTB) will be a non-sectarian museum focusing on the history and impact of the Bible with a core collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities and rare biblical texts and artifacts. The museum will contain a mix of uses, including exhibit space, library resources, meeting spaces and guest rooms for visiting scholars, space for certain affiliated museums and their exhibits, and sound ground floor accessory retail uses, such as a gift shop and café or food service establishment.
The Museum of the Bible will be a six-story building with two stories below grade located in Washington. Along the northeast side of the building, a monumental stair will span the B1 through 6th Levels creating a seven-story atrium. The skylight located above the atrium opening will serve as a smoke reservoir where smoke will be extracted upon activation of the atrium smoke exhaust system.