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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art

2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
+972 2-566-1291
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Super interesting exhibit

I learned a lot about Islam itself here, besides Islamic art. If you are interested in Islam and... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Ágnes K
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Budapest, Hungary
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A INTERESTING MUSEUM; WELL WORTH A VISIT

The Museum is spread over three floors and presents the history of Islam and its art over the... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
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This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

I learned a lot about Islam itself here, besides Islamic art. If you are interested in Islam and religious cultures in general, it is absolutely worthwhile to visit this museum.

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

The Museum is spread over three floors and presents the history of Islam and its art over the centuries. Not over large, but well set out. An unexpected feature is the world class clock and watch collection of an earlier period. The time pieces are...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The museum of Islamic art is a great place to learn first of all about Islam. Untainted by political commentary, the museum tells the story of the religion itself, accompanied by exquisite pieces of art that capture the importance of various aspects of the religion....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Many wonderful examples of Islamic Art from the region. The exhibit comprises three floors, and spans various ethnicities and cultures.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

The watch and clock collection is fascinating, not only because of the interesting and professional presentation, but also because of the 'James Bond' story behind them...being stolen for 25 years and rediscovered only in 2008! Don't miss the movie telling the story and don't forget...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The museum has two different exhibitions The clocks and islam Both of them are interesting There are all kind off clocks made about 200 years ago with all kinds of wonderful inventions The islamic part has a lot of staff from the beginning of islam...More

Thank Shlomo F
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I have been living three houses down the street from the Islamic Museum for over 20 years. This weekend was the first time I visited it. It is a small museum, and if one is not interested in Islamic art it holds no attraction. Which...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a great, small museum based on a family's collection. The museum gives a good overview of the origins and development of Islam, including representative displays of material culture. I was disappointed that there were not many carpets on display. I was there in...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Without knowing in advance one would not expect that a museum that has an interesting selection of Islamic art and artifacts through the ages also contains the most superb display of horology - including the Breguet 'Marie Antoinette" watch, which can lay claim to being...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

I wasn't expecting to spend as much time there as I did because it is quite small but there is so much to see and so much information to take in that it ended up being a great way to spend a couple of hours!...More

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