Tower of David Museum

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Located in the medieval citadel, the Tower of David Museum is in the historic entrance to the Old City.

The Museum presents Jerusalem’s story. It details the major events in its history beginning with the first evidence of a city in Jerusalem in the second millennium BCE, until the city became the capital of the State of Israel, as well as its significance to three religions.

Tour the museum
– Take a guided tour in English: Sunday – Thursday at 11:00
– take a self guided
– or request a guided tour.

Tower of David Lookout: Kids love to climb up to the top of the Citadel and enjoy the views of the NEW and OLD City. It’s a great selfie spot.

Current Exhibits:

  • “Rock Paper Scissors” by the international artist Karen Sargsyan, a world-renowned paper artist, is opening in July at the Tower of David Museum.
  • “London in Jerusalem” – explore the cultural influences brought to Jerusalem during the British Mandate. Sport, Coffee Shops, Cinemas, Renewal of Historic Locations – all influenced by the English soldiers stationed in Jerusalem.

The Museum also hosts Night Experiences – the Night Spectacular & KING DAVID sound and light show each evening.

Night Experiences – Sound & Light Show on the walls of the Citadel

Night Spectacular: An incredible sound and light show that takes place on the Tower of David stone walls. Please check the website for dates and times. For advanced booking on-line: 

Buy Tickets – Night Spectacular

*Brand New* KING DAVID (opening April 1, 2018) is the new Tower of David Museum nighttime experience in which the majestic story of David, from shepherd-to-king, comes to life in a completely new cinematic production projected onto the walls and archaeological excavations of the ancient citadel.

Buy Tickets – KING DAVID

New Excavations: The Kishle

The tour includes the “Kishle” building which was built in 1834 by Ibrahim Pasha, the Egyptian ruler, and continued to serve as a military compound even after it was returned to Ottoman control in 1841. During the Mandatory period the building was used as a police station and prison, and pre-State underground Irgun members were imprisoned in its walls.

During the archaeological excavations that took place there over the last decade a “timeline” of Jerusalem was discovered – finds from the First Temple Period, the remains of Herod’s palace and tanneries and dying pools from the Middle Ages. On the way, the tour goes through the south-western part of the moat of the fortress where unique and fascinating archaeological remains were uncovered.

English Tours of the Kishle every Friday at 10:00am. Call ahead to confirm and reserve. 45 NIS per adult.

Tower of David Party Venue
One of the most unique places in Jerusalem to host your private event outdoors within the walls of the Old City. An incredible location for concerts and private parties. Contact the Tower for information.

FIJ Tips

Children love to walk around the Citadel and the fortress and hear the stories of Jerusalem’s history; envisioning the old moat, draw bridge and tower. They can see a 360 degree view of Jerusalem when they climb the tower. The Museum has special children’s activities including treasure hunts and exhibitions.

Hours

Sun-Thurs 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday & Erev Chag 9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

July and August Hours
Sun-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday & Erev Chag 9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Price

Adult: 40 NIS
Child (3-18): 18 NIS
Senior 20 NIS
Student 30 NIS

Night Spectacular
Adult 55 NIS
Child (3 to 18) 45 NIS

KING DAVID Night Experience
Adult 65 NIS
Child 55 NIS
Senior 60 NIS

Ask about combined ticket options.

Age

4+

Language

English / Hebrew

Food

Snack bar

Venue: Tower of David

Address: Jaffa Gate
Jerusalem,91140Israel
Neighborhood: Old City
Transportation: 38
Light Rail - Iriya Station
Parking: Park in Carta or Mamilla Parking Lot (first hour free)

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