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

(4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Fun little eclectic museum that features centuries of Islamic art and a fascinating clock and watch collection. Absolutely worth an afternoon. 
  • 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 ar...  more »