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L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

  • 2 Hapalmach St, Jerusalem
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital and Daniela Golan).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital and Daniela Golan).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Vadim Michaelov).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Vadim Michaelov).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Hanan Bar Assouline).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Hanan Bar Assouline).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
  • L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Avshalom Avital and Daniela Golan).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Vadim Michaelov).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Hanan Bar Assouline).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (Photo: Shai Ben Efraim).

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 103 traveler reviews
Great experience
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 30, 2022

The watches are incredible. Great surprise. The history is very interesting. I loved the potteries. Worth to visit .impressive.

Super art museum
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 24, 2022

The museum is dedicated to display Islam countries culture and history via artifacts. Those were gathered far countries like Iran, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Morocco and more. We had a guided tour on the connection between Islam. Judaism, and Christianity via the displays. It was a little too long, but very interesting. Among the...

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The museum is dedicated to display Islam countries culture and history via artifacts. Those were gathered far countries like Iran, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Morocco and more. We had a guided tour on the connection between Islam. Judaism, and Christianity via the displays. It was a little too long, but very interesting. Among the displays were magnificent jewelry of Jewish women from Yemen and Morocco. WE also dedicated time to view the fabulous collection of ancient watches. This collection is a must see!

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Probably one of the finest specialty museums in the world
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 24, 2021

This magnificent museum, dedicated to the faith of Islam, its origins, culture, history, and art is a breathtaking display of artifacts, videos, and exhibits that takes the visitor along the impressive path of the faith which has today about a billion and a half followers. From the origins of the prophet Muhamad, the...

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This magnificent museum, dedicated to the faith of Islam, its origins, culture, history, and art is a breathtaking display of artifacts, videos, and exhibits that takes the visitor along the impressive path of the faith which has today about a billion and a half followers. From the origins of the prophet Muhamad, the split between the Sunni and Shia believers, the heyday of the Abassian khalifate to the Ottoman empire. Not too many people are familiar with the contribution of the Muslim world to mankind, from mathematics to Astronomy, literature, and philosophy. However, in addition, there is a special permanent exhibition of clocks and watches, notably the donation of the entire collection of Sir Lionel Salomons, a priceless collection of 191 clocks and watches, among them the Marie-Antoinette watch, crafted by the Swiss genius watchmaker Breguet, that took 20 years to make. There is an intriguing story to this world-class display as in 1983 over 100 watches of this collection were robbed, and only 23 years later the police got a break which resulted in the retrieval of 88 robbed watches. 13 still are unaccounted for. During our visit, the Coffee exhibition was also shown, in another marvelous way of telling everything about the "world drink", and the ways in which it is produced and consumed. In short, don't miss this museum which definitely should be on everyone's visiting Jerusalem "must-see" list. The admission fee for senior citizens is INS 27.

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