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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This small museum is worth a visit! It is not very large but has a wonderful layout displaying the progression of Islamic art. You will find decorative tiles, clothing, jewellery, furniture, weapons and an excellent display of armoury. It is not too far from the city centre and if you have some spare time it will not disappoint you!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's a bit off the beaten track, but well 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 (stolen in the 1980s but now recovered) including one made for Marie Antoinette, who was long dead by the time the amazing pocket watch was finished! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a small, fascinating museum in Jerusalem. It displays two collections – several rooms illustrating the development of Islamic art and one room of watches and clocks. The Islamic art rooms contain some stunningly beautiful pieces and provide a very clear and informative outline of the development of Islamic Art. The room of watches and clocks are from the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The L.A. Mayer Museum of Islamic Art is ironically very close to the Israeli president's residence in a beautiful neighborhood of parks, culture, and beautiful homes. The museum itself is very low key, but contains treasures if Islamic art that are well displayed with informative labels and explanations. I was attracted by the opportunity to see beautiful calligraphy, and was... More 

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