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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art

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Address: 2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-566-1291
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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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With all the wonders of Jerusalem to choose from a short term visitor could understandably overlook this small but excellent museum. It is really two museums in one, a museum of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With all the wonders of Jerusalem to choose from a short term visitor could understandably overlook this small but excellent museum. It is really two museums in one, a museum of Islamic history and art and a museum of clocks and watches. The latter is an unexpected small gem with the best collection of Breguet watches anywhere - including the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This museum has a great display of Islamic culture and art. There are also a couple of videos about the history of Islam that are very informative and interesting-- video options are in English, Hebrew or Arabic. In the cellar, there is a big collection of clocks and watches. Currently, the museum has an exhibition on contemporary Iranian posters; there... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum to visit, especially the clock and watch collection and Iranian art. Don't miss this jem.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

After several trips to Israel, I finally made it to the Islamic Museum. I came to see the exhibit of Iranian Poster Art (which was amazing), but I ended up loving the "story of Islam" exhibit. This is the largest Islamic Museum outside of an Islamic country, and I found it fascinating.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The museum is beautiful, it is a small place with 3 floors, each with a number of items exposed with a lot of taste, The Sir David Salomons Collection of Watches and Clocks is a treat for the eyes. The feeling is good and the visit does not require a full day, you could organize it for a day in... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This museum is on a residential street. It is best to have a guide show you through the museum to appreciate their collection. It beautifully depicts the history of Islamic art and culture. The most popular item is the clock and watch exhibit. In 1983, many of the watches were stolen, including the infamous Marie Antoinette watch, which took 20... More 

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Yoqneam Ilit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Museum of the History of the development of a very special artistic currents in Islam. The difference between the branches. And where they established empires, The architectural style to any kingdom. Crafts of everyday uses. And the cherry on the cake: An amazing collection of antique clocks, the most Magnificent to see in every museum in the world

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

The sculpture statues are located on the roof of the Meyer Memorial Association situated adjacent to the Islamic Museum in the center of Jerusalem. The sculptures are made of clay of various colors , are very . expressive in their simplicity and appreciated by both art lovers and connoisseurs . The visit offers a pleasant open air walk that may... More 

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is an excellent museum that many tourists tend to miss. It specializes in Islamic history and art, but it also has what could be the best collection of clocks and watches in the world. It is also situated in a very impressive building. It should not be missed.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A very nice small museum for Islamic art and culture . Also a famous collection of antique watches , currently exhibition of Iranian posters . Admission 10 US Dlrs.

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