Tower of David

The Tower of David is one of the most beautiful and original locations for a museum anywhere in the world and is the best introduction to 4,000 years of Jerusalem’s rich and colorful history.

Located in the magnificently restored citadel, the museum stands in the heart of Jerusalem at a point where the city’s ancient history to the east meets the blossoming new city of Jerusalem to the west.

Inside the guardrooms of the citadel, the exhibition presents Jerusalem’s history through a series of specially-designed models, illustrations, moving and static, and multi-media displays that relate the history in a chronological manner, focusing on the main events of each period. The museum allows the visitor to revisit Jerusalem’s history and to leave the citadel with a clear overview of the city’s past. The exhibition ensures that the special importance of Jerusalem to the three largest monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam is understood and appreciated.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Tower of David Museum also houses temporary exhibitions that approach Jerusalem’s history and culture in original and innovative ways. The range of exhibitions has been vast, from art, architecture, photography to even the spices and tastes of Jerusalem.

In spring and summer months, concerts and performing arts take place outside in the courtyard and archeological gardens of the citadel.

Visiting Information:

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
P.O. BOX 14005, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 91140
Visiting Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m – 4 p.m
Friday: closed
Saturday: 10 a.m – 4 p.m