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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: 2 Hapalmach Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2 5661291
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Description: This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of...
This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization.
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Great place & open on Saturdays

I went here mainly because it was one of the places in Jerusalem open on a Saturday (10-14h if I remember well). It was really worth the trip and entry fee. A nicely detailed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This small museum away from the Museum city in Givat Ram is worth a couple of hours visit. The small collection of beautiful ancient art and everyday items from the islamic world is accompanied by explanations and videos about the Moslem faith and history in three languages - Hebrew, English and Arabic. The highlight of the Museum is unrelated to... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A lesser known museum in Jerusalem, which you are likely to miss if you visit the holy city of Jerusalem is the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art. Albeit not listed along with the must-see sites and of lesser historic imposrtance than the world renowned Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa mosque, Western Wall and Holy Sepulchre- this... More 

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Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our all family - grownups and kids alike - enjoyed this place immensely. The whole place is inviting, calm, interesting, beautiful. The prime exhibit, for our eyes, was that of the ancient clocks. Spectacular!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nicely displayed and documented high quality collection. It took us 2 hours to see this compact museum. The clocks and watches in the cellar are really beautiful. Open on Saturday. Entrance 40 NIS. Nearby, a bit up the road, is a very nice cafe (open on Saturday !!) Talbiya part of the Machine Yehuda group.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is an OK small museum. Not sure if worth visiting, especially if you have any interest in Islamic tiles, weaponry, or decorative arts--or European clocks. There is a remarkable collection of clocks. Entrance fee is rather high for the value.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went here mainly because it was one of the places in Jerusalem open on a Saturday (10-14h if I remember well). It was really worth the trip and entry fee. A nicely detailed, well-sized museum with some beautiful art and interesting facts I've taken away. I spent over an hour there but you could probably do it in 45... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

This museum houses a beautiful display of Islamic art, it is well curated and includes good explanations (although some of the short videos are only in Hebrew). There is a lot to see, and luckily not many visitors. In addition, the is a great collection of clocks in the basement. This collection was stollen and found intact after 27 years.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a wonderful museum which includes breathtakingly beautiful works of art created throughout the ages by the many Islamic cultures and countries of the region.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not the cheapest or the easiest to get to, but this is a lovely little museum. It has an interesting selection of Islamic art, including scarves and manuscripts. Well curated. It's also nice to see a museum in this tense and divided city that is so thoughtful and respectful to the culture and achievements of the "other side". A final... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This small, three-story museum in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem is definitely worth the visit. Parking is very difficult in the area, however. The fee is 40 shekels for adults, but since I could prove that I was a senior citizen by showing my passport, I got the reduced fee of 20 shekels. The art work is divided by eras... More 

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Address: Address: 2 Hapalmach Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2 5661291
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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