The Tower of David Museum


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 Jerusalems 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 three largest monotheistic religions. The permanent exhibition illustrates the citys history along the axis of time using models, dioramas, film and includes explanations in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Tower of David
Tower of David

Accessibility at the Tower of David Museum

The Tower of David Museum is located in the ancient citadel of the city of Jerusalem that was built to protect the city from invaders.  Despite its age and its complexity much of the site is wheelchair accessible.

The Museum staff is happy to help with all requests in order to enable everyone to have an enjoyable experience at the Tower of David.

  • Handicap parking available next to the Jaffa Gate entrance (by pre-arrangement)
  • Entrances, exits and most walkways are wheelchair accessible
  • Handicap lifts and ramps are located throughout the museum
  • Special assistance available by pre-arrangement
  • Accessible lavatories
  • Audio Guide in many languages available
  • Reduced ticket prices for holders of Disability Card
  • Accessible coffee shop
  • Most galleries are wheelchair accessible (not including the First and Second Temple Galleries)

Please note, the panorama tower is accessible only by climbing a flight of stairs

Call the museum office for more details: +972-2-6265333.

Tower of David Accessibility Map
Tower of David Accessibility Map 

King David Show

King David Show is the new Tower of David Museum night time experience in which 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 production uses art, film and music to tell the timeless story of David in a  multi-disciplinary celebration  of color that illuminates the citadel at night.

Information about the Show:

* The King David Show is wheelchair accessible.
* Show runtime: 45 minutes. Please dress warmly the show is open air.
* The show begins with a walk through the courtyard followed by the viewing of the main performance.
* The King David Show will not take place in the event of extreme weather conditions (Visitors will be notified in case of cancellation).
* The museum and the permanent exhibition are closed at 16:00 (During July-August at 17:00).
* No photography allowed during the performance in all areas of the citadel.
* Due to the nature of the show late entrances are not allowed.

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