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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, this museum traces the long and turbulent history of Jerusalem using audiovisual presentations, models, maps, holograms and videos.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (197 reviews)
“jaffa gate” (88 reviews)
“night light” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First we went by night to see the Light Show witch was incredibly good. Next day we visited the museum witch covers the history of Jerusalem.

Thank Mihai I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I spend a couple of hours walking the walls and of this very large structure. We also watched a fine movie in one of the "halls". The entire place was wired for the Jerusalem lights display which is going on this...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking inside the tunnels. Getting our feet wet on the cold water feels so good specially during the summer heat.

Thank CRbyNataly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't visit the museum itself but we saw the nighttime spectacular laser light show, and it was well worth it. Set in a beautiful courtyard, the story of Jerusalem is portrayed and projected on the walls of the citadel. It was fantastic to see.

Thank stuartled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good place to commence your historical journey through Jerusalem, especially for those who do not know a great deal about the history. I strongly suggest you get the tour cassette to guide you through the museum (albeit outdated). My main problem was...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 2 hour walk through the history of Jerusalem from before the dawn of time to the present. You don't need a guide but the maps provided are essential to keep you in proper sequence. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit but sadly all...More

Thank EandSmee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night spectacular (although definitely not the promised 45 minutes) was a wonderful and poignant account of parts of the long and complex history of Jerusalem. I was very glad I went though 22:30 with jetlag was pushing it for this traveller. Luckily I was...More

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the show but it is actually only a half hour (with 15 minutes of waiting and seating) and quite expensive at 55 NIS a person.There are no words but you get a program outlining the show. The show shows the major different invasions...More

Thank christy1030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An informative museum & archeological site just inside the Jaffa Gate, with a beautiful central garden/courtyard area & a stunning view over the Old City from the tower. It's worth buying a combined ticket for entrance to both the museum & the 'night spectacular' light...More

Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With an admission fee of 40NIS, the museum is a must see when one is in Jerusalem. The site is located inside the Old City on the right side of Jaffa Gate. There is a light and sound show in the evening for a fee....More

Thank Glen F
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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.
Arthur M
13 January 2016|
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Response from hotelguest4321 | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the light show. I went to see it the night I landed and it was great. It takes you through the history of Israel and shines the lights across a huge area making it all come alive. It was much better than I... More
Anthony K
1 November 2015|
Response from gizmo46 | Property representative |
Dear Anthony, The Museum is open until 2pm on holidays including the first day and the eve of holidays. Hope to see you here, The Tower of David Museum