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L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

  • 072-3932847
  • 2 Hapalmach St, Jerusalem

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The stolen watch collection is absolutely stunning
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

The watch and clock collection is fascinating, not only because of the interesting and professional presentation, but also because of the 'James Bond' story behind them...being stolen for 25 years and rediscovered only in 2008! Don't miss the movie telling the story and don't forget to ask for the AudioGuide because sometimes they forget to...

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The watch and clock collection is fascinating, not only because of the interesting and professional presentation, but also because of the 'James Bond' story behind them...being stolen for 25 years and rediscovered only in 2008! Don't miss the movie telling the story and don't forget to ask for the AudioGuide because sometimes they forget to offer it (costs 10NIS). The collection is interesting for both adults and kids. enjoy.

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Very interesting
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 19, 2017

The museum has two different exhibitions The clocks and islam Both of them are interesting There are all kind off clocks made about 200 years ago with all kinds of wonderful inventions The islamic part has a lot of staff from the beginning of islam up to 100 years ago

Come for the watch exhibit
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 18, 2017

I have been living three houses down the street from the Islamic Museum for over 20 years. This weekend was the first time I visited it. It is a small museum, and if one is not interested in Islamic art it holds no attraction. Which is why I almost missed the beautiful watch exhibition. It...

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I have been living three houses down the street from the Islamic Museum for over 20 years. This weekend was the first time I visited it. It is a small museum, and if one is not interested in Islamic art it holds no attraction. Which is why I almost missed the beautiful watch exhibition. It is an ongoing exhibition at the museum, and has nothing to do with Islamic art. But WOW. Worth a visit.

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Oasis
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 10, 2017

This is a great, small museum based on a family's collection. The museum gives a good overview of the origins and development of Islam, including representative displays of material culture. I was disappointed that there were not many carpets on display. I was there in a day when 3 separate school groups were visiting,...

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This is a great, small museum based on a family's collection. The museum gives a good overview of the origins and development of Islam, including representative displays of material culture. I was disappointed that there were not many carpets on display. I was there in a day when 3 separate school groups were visiting, and it was fun to be there at the same time. On the ground floor there is a world class collection of clocks and time pieces. If possible, try to see the film about the time pieces before looking at them.

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See perhaps the most famous watch in the world
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 27, 2017

Without knowing in advance one would not expect that a museum that has an interesting selection of Islamic art and artifacts through the ages also contains the most superb display of horology - including the Breguet 'Marie Antoinette" watch, which can lay claim to being the most famous watch in the world - and...

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Without knowing in advance one would not expect that a museum that has an interesting selection of Islamic art and artifacts through the ages also contains the most superb display of horology - including the Breguet 'Marie Antoinette" watch, which can lay claim to being the most famous watch in the world - and certainly the one with the most 'complications'. The room is really quite small but the watch and clock collection is magical, including a display of 20 various Breguet watches, as well as a numerous other beautiful examples of decorative watchmaking and automata. If you are in Jerusalem and interested in watches & clocks - you must visit this museum, you won't be disappointed.

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