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Tower of David Museum - The Citadel Courtyard. Photo by Pini Hemo
Children activity at the citadel courtyard - Tower of David Museum. Photo by Pini Ben Hemo
The Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum. Photo by - Naftali Hilger
Tower of David. Photo by: Naftali Hilger

Visitor Info


The Tower of David Museum is located near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
General Information
Tel: +972-2-6265333
Fax: +972-2-6283418
24 hour information line: +972-2-6265310

Reservation Center
Direct Line (Israel only): *2884
Sunday-Thursday 08:00-16:00
Friday 09:00-14:00

Museum Opening Hours


July-August: 09:00-17:00
* Holidays and eve of holidays
July-August: 09:00-17:00

Special for Israeli Seniors! 
Reduced admission to the Museum every Tuesday. Only 10 NIS! and reduced price for the guided tour: From Herod's palace to British Prison. More details >
Guided tours of the permanent exhibition – for individuals
Hebrew: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30
(in July and August also on Fridays at 10:30)
English: Sundays to Thursdays at 11:00
(in July and August also on Fridays at 11:00)
Tours are included in admission fee.
Tours are not available on holidays and holiday eves. Please note: in the event that there is no escort guide, visitors will be given complimentary audio guides.
* The film "Jerusalem", will only be screened for groups by prior arrangement. Reserve at 972-2-6265327 or
Audio Guide - download for free

Group Reservations
By telephone +972-2-6265327, by E-mail:
Guided tour reservations: by telephone +972-2-6265347, by E-mail:

Admission Fees

Museum Admission
The Night Spectacular
Two in one*: Museum Admission + The Night Spectacular
40 NIS
55 NIS
70 NIS
Senior (Israeli Citizenship)
20 NIS
50 NIS
55 NIS
30 NIS
50 NIS
55 NIS
Child (up to 18)
18 NIS
45 NIS
55 NIS
15 NIS
30 NIS
40 NIS
20 NIS
30 NIS
40 NIS
* Combination Ticket: A discounted price for a combined ticket to the Night Spectacular and a visit to the Tower of David Museum during the day. The day-time visit can take place any time within a year of the purchase of the ticket. Entrance to the Night Spectacular must be booked in advance through the museum reservation center or at the box office. The Museum is closed to visitors during late afternoon and evening hours and during the showing of the Night Spectacular.
Free daytime admission for groups of soldiers upon advance coordination at telephone: +972-2-6265347.
Friends of the Tower membership card
Multiple daytime admissions to the museum for a year.
Adults - 100 NIS, children (up to 18)/students/seniors - 50 NIS.
The card entitles:
* A discount price of 50 NIS on Night Spectacular adult tickets (limit 6)
* A discount price of 20 NIS on additional day time tickets to the Museum (limit 20)
* 15% discount on adult tickets to cultural events, tours and meetings (limited to 2 tickets per event)
* Information and updates on upcoming Museum events    

Yerushalmi Cardholders (Jerusalem residents)
Adult: 35 NIS, Child: 13 NIS - daytime admission to the Museum.

Car: Follow the signs to the city center and the Old City.
GPS coordinate: Migdal David.
Google maps: Click here>>
For possible routes see also (search for Kariv St.):
Parking: Carta carpark at the foot of the Jaffa Gate or Alrov Mamilla Avenue carpark - paid parking.
Bus: Line 38. Lines 13,18 stops at King David st.
Light Rail System: Safra Square station (Jerusalem Municipality)

The museum is located in an ancient citadel. A large part of the exhibition is accessible to persons with mobility disabilities and to wheelchairs. Parking for persons with disabilities can be arranged in advance. Call the museum office for details: +972-2-6265333.

The cafeteria is open to the public during opening hours, except Saturdays and holidays.

Free WiFi areas located at the entrance to the Museum and in the Cafeteria.

Catalogues and museum merchandise available for purchase at (Prices do not include shipping).

Mailing Address
Tower of David - Museum of the History of Jerusalem
Jaffa Gate, PO BOX 14005
Jerusalem 9114001, ISRAEL
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