Mystery and Faith: The Shroud of Turin

February 19 – August 1, 2021

Located on Floor 5

FREE with Admission

“One of the most perplexing enigmas of modern times.”
— National Geographic Magazine (June 1980)

About the Shroud of Turin

Few artifacts in the world have stirred the imagination, provoked controversy, raised hypotheses—and for some, fortified faith—as has the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud resides in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, as it has for over four centuries. It bears a faint, yellowed image of a naked, crucified man and is believed by millions of Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Mystery and Faith: The Shroud of Turin Exhibit

Museum of the Bible is excited to present a groundbreaking, high-tech, innovative exhibition about the Shroud of Turin! Over the course of four exhibit sections, guests will learn about the Shroud, its history, and its impact on millions of people. 

Shroud Image

The Shroud’s Significance

“The exhibition takes its inspiration from the words of two popes, St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In 1998, John Paul II greeted fellow pilgrims who had come to see the Shroud and described it as a “mirror of the Gospel.” John Paul II said further that the image on the Shroud invited all to contemplate the nature of human suffering and God’s love for humanity.”

— Excerpt from an article written by Brian Hyland, Museum of the Bible’s Associate Curator of Manuscripts, in Sindon, the online publication of the Museo della Sindone in Turin