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Tower of David Museum

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
Admission Ticket: Tower of David Museum
From US$4.30*
Admission Ticket: Tower of David Museum
From US$4.30*
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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 exhibitions take the visitor on a journey through 3000 years of history, using models, displays and...more
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Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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The evening sound and light show is awesome in terms fo the computer graphics. It is lacking, however, in content as there is no longer any sort of narration to accompany the show. This is fine for people with a historical background, however, others would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bonnie w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to David’s Citadel (Tower of David) many times. Not only is the setting amazing, but the contents contain a wealth of historical information. I would highly recommend using one of their guides to get the most out of your visit. Recently they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank egeller315
Reviewed 1 week ago

After dark the tower of David museum display a sound and light of high level about King David, using lazer lights effects, music and some text. Breathtaking experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank francoise5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful museum and archaeological site with tons of history behind it. Besides the great display, the view of the city from the top of the wall is simply amazing. The pictures from the tower are better than the ones from the Mount of Olives....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rentalguy80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to The City of David, instead. See the difference for yourself. No matter how good the management team may be, the only staff a customer (who has pre-booked and pre-paid) usually gets to meet are the security staff, outside the entry gate. Once something...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SnowyNight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum displaying the history of Jerusalem from the Canaanite period until the British mandate. Unsurpassed location in the Tower of David offering panoramic 360 degrees views of the city. There are good signposts in Hebrew and English throughout the museum. An audioguide can be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 820lener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the day there are a few exhibits to see and you can walk on the walls, enjoy the sun and the view. Apparently at night there is a light show and more to see.

Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This powerful light show sums up the history of Jerusalem in an extraordinary 45min. The images, the powerful music is a tribute to king David! Not to be missed. The experience is outdoors so dress warmly during winter months. Also note that it doesn’t matter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mamicamp
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

The place is magnificent! I saw it by night in the lights& sound show... and it was stunning!... today I came back to visit the museum.... What a superb surprise!!! I asked for the free english tour, and waited for 10 minutes for the guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mimiMexico_df
Reviewed 15 December 2018

The rooftop view over the Old City may be the highlight for many, but the Tower of David museum is the real draw for students of history. Scattered around the complex are exhibits in chronological order of what the site and its inhabitants were like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffrey C
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13 January 2019|
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Response from I5328XMpatriklise | Reviewed this property |
You can get tickets on line Depending when you go I would recommend you getting on line ticket
12 July 2018|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, see the other response but check with them or online. if changes occur.
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Response from Elw12 | Reviewed this property |
It is rare that you can store things at any tourist attraction due to security concerns, so it is best to expect to carry everything wherever you go. As for here in particular, I do not remember there being an area to store... More