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Tower of David Museum

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Located in the restored ancient Citadel of Jerusalem at the entrance to the Old City, the Tower of David Museum tells the full story of the city. The permanent exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through 300 years of history, using models, displays and multi media so that the complicated timeline of the city comes alive. In addition to being a museum of history, the Tower of David relates to both the present and the future. The museum stages temporary exhibitions which integrate the unique location and majesty of the ancient Citadel and its history with a contemporary presentation of artistic and historical issues. It hosts lectures and special events in music, dance and drama and educational activities and programs. The 2 night shows, both the Night Spectacular and KING DAVID are world renowned and present Jerusalem's special character and beauty screened in lights, images and music on the ancient walls in the Citadel courtyard.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
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+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

there is a museum there where you can get the Jerusalem’s story. there are a number of permanent exhibition and some of the temporary ones - depends on what you get at the time and your views/ interests. In addition, it is also a fascinating...More

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tower of david m, Manager at Tower of David Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank ypu for your nice review! glad you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A series of exhibits, with artifacts, showing Jerusalem’s long history beginning with the Canaanite period 4,000 years ago, the numerous sieges, conquests and occupations. An outdoor area displays reconstructions and more artifacts. We got booklets for the kids with puzzles and drawings for the kids...More

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tower of david m, Manager at Tower of David Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thank you for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is based around the grounds of the castle and is nicely laid out. Good presentation of events in Jerusalem’s history. I thought the cinematic experience and Allenby exhibition stood out. The light show is wonderful and worth the money. Be sure to arrive...More

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thank you for your good words

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The light and sound show takes place under the night sky within the walls of The Citadel. A feast for the eyes, the light show is projected on the walls of the Citadel, and portrays the history of Jerusalem. It is a spectacular show -...More

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tower of david m, Manager at Tower of David Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thank you so much!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Tower of David Museum, it really helped me to read and understand the Bible in a new perspective. Even though it just started from King David to the current, it still helped me to understand the up and down of the Israelite's...More

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thank you

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting site ,not your usual museum there are many hidden away rooms to view each room gives an interesting historical compilation of Jerusalem,you are given a site map umber end so best to follow this to get the correct dating,there is not much...More

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thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history in this places is really so near you feel how the people life and believe in this history. The museum and the church of david is nice.

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thank you for your good words

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The light show is wonderful - there are two different shows, one about King David and the other about Jerusalem. Bring warm clothes or a blanket, even in the summer,or buy one there for about 35 shekalim. You can get a combination ticket to go...More

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tower of david m, Manager at Tower of David Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

exactly:) thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A history of Jerusalem in really fabulous visuals projected onto The Citadel of David Museum walls. This really should have an entry of its own since you can go to this without buying tickets for the museum, as we did (been to museum before). Plenty...More

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thank you for your amazing review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely done and infomative. Good visualisation of the exhibits. And cosy café for the weary traveller. Toda raba!

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Hazem B
12 July 2018|
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Response from rmartin642 | Reviewed this property |
Check their official website. There are sometimes 2 shows a night.
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Ellie R
30 December 2017|
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Response from Jay D | Reviewed this property |
Better to not take anything in to the evening performance as you exit through the back of the theater
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NYbeachmama5
3 March 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The museum is on the main level and you can let the kids explore around the citadel while an adult is visiting the museum.
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