The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, near the Jaffa Gate, 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. Through the history of the city, visitors discover its significance to the three largest monotheistic religions. The permanent exhibition illustrates the city’s history along the axis of time using models, dioramas, film and includes explanations in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
The Citadel itself is a fascinating archaeological site. The finds uncovered within are a testimony to Jerusalem’s eventful past and produce a representation of Jerusalem and its various historical periods in microcosm. The Citadel’s towers offer a 360-degree view of the Old City of Jerusalem as well as the city’s modern areas.
In addition to being a museum of history, the Tower of David has become the platform for the contemporary expression in the city of Jerusalem. 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. The museum also hosts lectures and special events in music, dance, and drama as well as dozens of educational activities and programs.
The museum also stages unique Night Performances – Screened among the archaeological remains in the Citadel courtyard and to the sounds of original music, the history of the city of Jerusalem – in the Night Spectacular, and the story of KING DAVID in the King David show, come to life with breathtaking giant images.
In order to better tell the story of Jerusalem, the Tower of David Museum has pioneered the use of new and interactive digital technologies, games and apps for children, families and adults that, along with our traditional activities, enrich the visitor experience.
The Tower of David audio guide takes visitors on a journey through the Citadel and the permanent exhibition, highlighting the history of Jerusalem and the story of the Museum. There are 35 different stations in this self-guided tour. The tour lasts between 60 to 90 minutes and personal audio players can be rented at the Museum reception desk.
You can also download the Museum audio guide for free directly to your personal mp3 player (or desktop) to enjoy now and on your next visit to the Museum. Once you have downloaded the tour, just click on the number corresponding to the display marked in the Museum, and enjoy.
The Tower of David Museum is located near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem
Please note that the price for the Tower of David guided museum tour:
Adult: 40 NIS (Israeli Shekel)
Student: 30 NIS(Israeli Shekel)
Youth (3-18): 18 NIS (Israeli Shekel)
You book directly online through the Tower of David Museum.
Please note that the price shown is in NIS (Israeli Shekel)