L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem

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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art features nine galleries filled with Islamic cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects, jewelry, carpets, glassworks, clocks, watches, paintings, textiles, and pottery. Established in 1974, the museum showcases Islamic artworks from around the world and aims to erase the age-long cultural divide between Arabs and Jews. The multimedia hall concentrates on religious art and Islam's contributions in various fields, from science and astronomy, to medicine. The renowned collection of watches and clocks includes items stolen during the spectacular 1983 heist. Guided English-language tours are available with prior notice--call ahead to reserve. Plan your L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip generator.
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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 a...  more »
  • 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 dis...  more »
  • 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 - includ...  more »