L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem

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L. A. Mayer Museum for 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. Put L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art into our Jerusalem tour builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jerusalem.
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  • Incredibly rich art revealing the profound historical significance of Islam in the region and in Palestine.  more »
  • Incredibly rich art and installations. Highly recommend going in the hours of the morning and in the early afternoon sun grabbing an ice cream around the corner at Mousseline! Wonderful art and it...  more »
  • We visited the museum yesterday and were shown around by an extremely knowledgable guide. We learned many things previously completely unknown to us about the Islam, about the Arab world, the Turks...  more »
  • Four stars for being a small and accessible museum that will not be too much of a burden on one's time and physical resources. The clock collection is unique and there are some beautiful samples of Islamic art and ceramics. On the down side the museum is dated and lacks some variety in the exhibits, some periods are represented in one small display case ( the byzantine).
  • A very interesting place. Even in a second visit I found a lot of interesting datails. The watches show is unique
  • fascinating exhibitions. Nice welcoming and informative staff. Guided tours are included.
  • Very nice mesuem, ordered good and not so busy. The best part is the watches gallery
  • I think going there by yourself could be a little dry if you are not specifically into this, but the guide Jenial made an amazing tour for us. It really was memorable and the whole group ended up so interested in all the details and the conections he did to our modern Jewish life and history of Middle East.

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