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“Goes back a long way!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tower of David Museum

Tower of David Museum
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
972 2626 5333
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Ranked #15 of 237 things to do in Jerusalem
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the restored ancient Citadel, this museum traces the long and turbulent history of Jerusalem using audiovisual presentations, models, maps, holograms and videos.
London, United Kingdom
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“Goes back a long way!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

End of October turned out to be a good time to visit - comfortable temperature, no crowds and calm atmosphere. Either way, best to go without being in a rush so that you can reflect on the thousands of years of history. Exhibition spaces are well and clearly laid out.

Visited October 2013
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“Expanded museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This museum is much larger than it used to be. Provides a lot of charts and tables to help the visitor understand the history of Jerusalem. When you go outside, you have stunning views of ancient walls, and beautiful views of Jerusalem.

Visited October 2013
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“Good museum but less interesting light show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I recently visited the museum and attended the light show. We thought that the museum was worthwhile. However, we did not particularly enjoy the light show. While the graphics were designed to impress, we found the story to be rather uninteresting. My husband loves history but did not like the presentation. I know that other contributors to this forum disagree, but I wanted to share a different viewpoint. This was my observation. At the end of the show, two people clapped. Although the theatre was filled to capacity, nobody else joined the applause.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful museum - fabulous tour with Pat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Spent 2.5 hours there and had a wonderful experience. Pat, a tour guide with over 20 years experience at the museum, gave us the full tour and a perfect illustration of Jerusalem's long and fascinating history. I would suggest doing this tour at the beginning of your trip because it truly puts all that you'll see in Jerusalem into context. I wish I'd been able to return for the light show, but my schedule wouldn't allow it.

Visited October 2013
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“My marriage photos were taken there...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

One of the best looking locations in Jerusalem over-looking the oldest neighborhoods outside the old city walls and close to Mamilla Mall.

Visited August 2013
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