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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 5661291
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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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A small place for big treasures

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CarinaRaskin
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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

fantastic clock exhibition in this museum the unique clocks was stolen 25 years ago and now it was returned to museum and open in new exibition

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The museum is located in a residential neighborhood (Kiryat Shmu'el), close to the Jerusalem Theatre and the President's Residence. Although small in size, the museum has a surprising wealth and diversity of exhibits. The main hall is dedicated to Islamic art of the past, and contains some beautiful and rare pieces. The second main space is dedicated to temporary exhibitions,... More 

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Efrat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

. I especially enjoy the clock and watch gallery Most Israeli's don;t know it exists and it is a world class collection including the $30 million dollar "Queen" by Breguet

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum based on a recommendation from a friend and were amazed how it is possible to have such a fantastic exhibition all to yourself. The Islamic art is absolutely gorgeous and the exhibition is full of helpful information for people who are not familiar with Islam or its art. But the absolute highlight is the watch... More 

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