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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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Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
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+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You must reserve tickets at least 2 days in advance - they do sell out. The Nigh Spectacular is like a Disney Hologram, projected onto the walls of the old city with accompanying music. There is no dialogue - only pictures and sounds. The meanings...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like history this is a must see. There are still rooms and walls from the original time of King David. I was very surprised by the size of the stone used to build this temple truly humbling

Thank Tammy L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't recommend this museum enough. Also known as the musrum of the history of Jerusalem. The museum is located inside an ancient fortress with ruins spanning over 2 millennia. Each room is dedicated to a separate period in the city's history from Canaanite times...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place. Awesome exhibitions! Many great photospots. Price 40 shekels. Great experience

Thank Bohdan H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is at the entrance to the Old City and maybe this is where David battled with Saul and with his best friend Jonathan but as with many places it is only guessing

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enter Jerusalem off the Jaffa gate and it's just a short walk up the street. Entering you get the feeling of a great castle and it doesn't disappoint. There are so many places to explore from the tall towers with amazing views to all the...More

Thank Carla C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum hosts interesting guided tours by day, and also at night has really wonderful light and sound shows with the history of Jerusalem on it's walls. It is wonderful to watch and has just changed in the last several months to a new one....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

situated at the edge of the walled city of Jerusalem it has a few rooms that one has to navigate through. in the burial chamber there were group of Orthodox Jews discussing various old scriptures loudly

Thank Tejas P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great example of the history of this amazing city. Make a point to see it all including the museum and the walls, as well as enjoying time in the courtyard. Great place for kids to stretch their legs and play a bit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting steep climb to top but worth it lovely church nearby with good café and shop Jewish museum at bottom of hill

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Ellie R
31 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
4 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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Arthur M
14 January 2016|
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Response from AMS48301 | Reviewed this property |
Another interesting thing to do in the Old City (in addition to those mentioned by others) is the "Tunnel Tour". This begins from near the Western Wall and is a guided tour below ground along the northern part of the wall... More
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