Visitor Info

The Tower of David Museum is located near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem

Admission Fees

Museum Admission Night Experiences
Night Spectacular / KING DAVID
Two in one*:
 Museum Admission + Night Experiences
Night Spectacular / KING DAVID
Adult 40 NIS 65 NIS 80 NIS
(Israeli Citizenship)
20 NIS 60 NIS 65 NIS
Student 30 NIS 60 NIS 65 NIS
(up to 18)
18 NIS 55 NIS 65 NIS
Disabled 20 NIS 40 NIS 50 NIS
Soldier 20 NIS 40 NIS 50 NIS

* Combination Ticket: A discounted price for a combined ticket to the Night Experience 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 Experience 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 Experience.

VIP Night Experiences

Are you celebrating a special occasion? Hosting important guests? Looking for an original surprise?

You are invited to upgrade your viewing experience at the Night Experience with a VIP ticket.

Our VIP guests will enjoy early entrance without waiting in line and will be escorted by our staff from the moment of arrival at the Tower of David. You will enjoy a panoramic observation point over nighttime Jerusalem from the Phasael Tower, which will be opened especially for you.

More details and online tickets >>

Guided tours of the permanent exhibition I for individuals

Jerusalem through the Ages

  • English: Sundays to Thursdays at 11:00
  • Hebrew: Tuesday at 10:30

Please note: in the event that there is no escort guide, visitors will be given complimentary audio guides.
Tours are not available on holidays and holiday eves.

The Mount Exhibition I Guided tour (starts in April)

  • English: Tuesdays at 13:30, Fridays at 9:30
  • English: Monday at 9:30, Thursdays at 13:00


From the heights of the towers of the Citadel one has a breathtaking 360 degree view of Jerusalem.

  • The entrance fee to the observation tower is only NIS 15

From Herod’s Palace to British Prison – A tour of the Citadel Moat and the Kishle

  • English: Fridays at 10:00
  • Hebrew: Thursdays at 10:30

(+5 NIS from adult ticket price)

Tours are included in admission fee

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

Tour operators: Online Tickets >>

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 at the Museum.

  • Mamila-Elrov open mall
  • Ramparts Walk
  • The Old City Market
  • Teddy’s Park

  • How do I get to the Museum?
    By car: From the entrance to the city, follow the signs to City Center. If using Waze, enter the address as Yitzhak Kariv Street where the public parking is located.
    By public transportation: Take the light rail from the Central Bus Station/Binyanei HaUma to Kikar Safra (the municipality building) and continue by foot to Jaffa Gate. Bus lines operate from the Central Bus Station to King George Street and from there by foot to Yitzhak Kariv Street and Jaffa Gate.
  • Where do I park?
    You can park at the Alrov-Mamilla carpark at the foot of Jaffa Gate (first hour is free). Additional parking lots on Yitzhak Kariv Street and downtown. From the parking area take the stairs or elevator to the Mamilla Shopping Street and continue to Jaffa Gate and the main entrance to the Museum.
  • How much time do I need to visit the museum?
    The time needed to visit the museum varies from person to person. However, in order to see the highlights, we recommend a visit of 1 1/2 hours.
  • When is the Night Spectacular shown?
    Show times vary throughout the year. To find out specific times, please check our calendar>
  • Can I walk from the Tower of David to the Kotel (Western Wall)?
    Yes, you can walk through the market or through the Jewish Quarter. Walking time is about 20 minutes.
  • What is the difference between the Tower of David and the City of David?
    The Tower of David is the Museum of the History of Jerusalem and is located across from the Jaffa Gate. The City of David is an archaeological site located outside of the Dung Gate. Both sites charge admission.
  • Does entrance to the Museum include entrance to the Ramparts Walk?
    You can purchase a discount combination ticket for daytime entrance to the museum and entrance to the Ramparts Walk: Adults – 45 NIS; Children – 24 NIS; Israeli seniors – 25 NIS; Students – 35 NIS.
    You can also purchase a discount ticket to the Night Spectacular and the Ramparts Walk: Adults – 63 NIS; Students/Israeli seniors 58 NIS; Children – 53 NIS.
    * The ticket can be used on the same day or the following day only.
    There are two routes of the walk – the northern route, from Jaffa Gate to the Lions Gate and the southern route, from Jaffa Gate to the Dung Gate (accessible from David’s Garden near the Museum exit).
    The Ramparts Walk is operated by the East Jerusalem Development Corporation, not the Tower of David.

Museum Opening Hours

9:00 – 16:00

(Aug 09:00 - 17:00)


9:00 – 14:00
(*And Eve of Holidays)


9:00 – 16:00 (*And Holidays)

(Aug 09:00 - 17:00)

General information:
Call Center *2884

Sunday-Thursday 09:00-16:00


The Alrov-Mamilla carpark at the foot of Jaffa Gate, first hour is free. Additional parking lots on Yitzhak Kariv Street and downtown.

Line 38. Lines 13,18 stops at King David st.

Safra Square station (Jerusalem Municipality)