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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: 2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
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+972 2-566-1291
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This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of...

This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization.

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Small and packed with beautiful things

I wasn't expecting to spend as much time there as I did because it is quite small but there is so much to see and so much information to take in that it ended up being a great way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting to spend as much time there as I did because it is quite small but there is so much to see and so much information to take in that it ended up being a great way to spend a couple of hours! Really gorgeous and comprehensive collection with plenty of information so you can understand what you're... More 

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Thank Mara_TLV
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there once when a group of school children were visiting. The also have a marvelous collection of time pieces.

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Thank avmlevi2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first exposure of the subject. This tour gave me a rough understanding what are main directions of Islamic Art. Do not expect to become an expert . Then as a part of this visit , without any connection you get a watch ⌚️ exhibition of Breguet watches. Impressive!

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Thank Dov200
Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Take a guided tour. Without it you may miss the importance of the individual attractions and their role in the evolving history of Islam. We were lucky, we had Jenia as our professional guide, giving us a two and a half hours dynamic lecture while walking around and enjoying the beauty of the exhibition and the underlying stories. And eventually... More 

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Thank Aharon D
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fun little eclectic museum that features centuries of Islamic art and a fascinating clock and watch collection. Absolutely worth an afternoon.

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Thank travelingscholar11
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

With all the wonders of Jerusalem to choose from a short term visitor could understandably overlook this small but excellent museum. It is really two museums in one, a museum of Islamic history and art and a museum of clocks and watches. The latter is an unexpected small gem with the best collection of Breguet watches anywhere - including the... More 

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Thank AlanofLondon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This museum has a great display of Islamic culture and art. There are also a couple of videos about the history of Islam that are very informative and interesting-- video options are in English, Hebrew or Arabic. In the cellar, there is a big collection of clocks and watches. Currently, the museum has an exhibition on contemporary Iranian posters; there... More 

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Thank Arya07
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum to visit, especially the clock and watch collection and Iranian art. Don't miss this jem.

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Thank debmarhil
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

After several trips to Israel, I finally made it to the Islamic Museum. I came to see the exhibit of Iranian Poster Art (which was amazing), but I ended up loving the "story of Islam" exhibit. This is the largest Islamic Museum outside of an Islamic country, and I found it fascinating.

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Thank jaydeemom770
Jerusalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The museum is beautiful, it is a small place with 3 floors, each with a number of items exposed with a lot of taste, The Sir David Salomons Collection of Watches and Clocks is a treat for the eyes. The feeling is good and the visit does not require a full day, you could organize it for a day in... More 

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