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