L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem

4.5
#11 of 60 in Museums in Jerusalem
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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  • A museum that is fun to return to. The temporary exhibitions are outstanding in uniqueness and visual beauty. We try to get to it every few months, even though they don't live in Jerusalem.
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  • Last saturday it was possible to visit the museum and get explanation of the various exhibitions. We saw the exhibition of jewelry from various countries as Iran, India and more. The interesting part ...  more »
  • Today, on Friday, Jerusalem celebrated a series of open houses and sites. Everything was free and the feeling of a gracious welcome was waiting for us at the museum. Yes, yes. We've got a lot to tell you. Believe or not the training level here at the expertise Museum I met in Israel. How much knowledge they have and this time he was also precise. What a fun to have an experience do not hesitate even if it is not free and it is very worth it.
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  • 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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