Located in the medieval citadel, the Tower of David Museum is located at the historic entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
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.
Virtual Tours and Activities
Always at the forefront of technology, the Tower of David Museum’s Innovation Lab has created virtual tours, guided tours and online information, which allow you to feel like a pilgrim yourself, and visit Jerusalem through the ages!
- Give your kids the tools to build colorful cubes – Download the free art kit
- The Holy City – An Immersive Exploration of Faith is a 360 VR experience, which showcases the most important religious sites located in Jerusalem in a transcendent stereoscopic 360 degree VR documentary.
- You can also view Jerusalem from the top of the Phasael Tower, King Herod’s Palace, and the Kishle excavations in 360 VR, and enjoy a Crusader Knight Guided Tour on the grounds of the Tower of David, virtually of course.
- If you’d like a guided tour, visit the Journey of Thousands of Years with Eli Ilan, and learn about Jerusalem’s relevance to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Tour the museum
You may join one of the existing guided tours, walk the grounds on a self-guided tour, or book a guided tour in advance.
BANAI: A Musical Journey from Persia to Jerusalem – June 2020-April 2021
Follow the personal story of the Banai family and the influence they have had on arts and culture in Israel. The most well known Banai family members in todays musical scene are Ehud & Evyatar Banai. The family preserved their traditions and customs from Persia while creating a new language and artistic style which became a symbol of modern Hebrew culture in Israel.
The flow of the exhibition moves between historical and family stories and is accompanied throughout by the music.
Come to the museum to learn all about this incredible family.
Tower of David Lookout
Kids love to climb up to the top of the Citadel and enjoy the views of the Old City and the newer parts of Jerusalem. The panoramic view of the city also makes a great selfie spot!
Night Experiences – Sound & Light Show on the walls of the Citadel
The Museum also hosts Night Experiences – the Night Spectacular & KING DAVID sound and light show each evening.
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:
King David Show
This nighttime experience brings to life 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.
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.
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.
The Tower of David Museum has a “purple certification” from the Ministry of Health and all health and sanitation procedures are strictly adhered to.