The Tower of David Museum contains fantastic exhibits that deepen one's understanding of Jerusalem and is itself a part of the city's living history, with walls that have been standing for almost five centuries, built by King Herod and the spire that stands over it became recognized worldwide as a symbol of Jerusalem after the British General Allenby marched under it when he marched into Jerusalem in 1917.
There is a magnificent view of old and new Jerusalem from the very top of the tower that the Museum is named after. The exhibits include films and dioramas that help to illustrate the complexities of the truly unique city of Jerusalem. Each ancient room displays a different period- making sense of four-thousand years of history for the visitors. Each doorway has a view of the central courtyard of the citadel where remains from the Maccabees to the Middle Ages have been unearthed. Multi-sensory exhibits are also held in the unique museum space and private functions can also be held.
How to get there: Located next to the Jaffa Gate in the Old City
"Worth a visit"reviewed October 19, 2011
A very interesting museum with fantastic views from the top of the tower! The evening light and sound show should not be missed!
"One-sided story but spectacular view"reviewed October 8, 2011
nothing more than mediocre. the facts presented are very one-sided- the typical justification of the Israeli narrative. in any case, the view from the top is stunning and the museum is fairly educational and has lots of exciting multimedia effects.
"NOT worth it"reviewed October 7, 2011
I took my kids to the night show and the visuals, despite being amazing, are not narrated or captioned at all and for those without knowledge of Jerusalem's history, the show is quite boring after the first few minutes.shame.