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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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A reminder that less is sometimes more

The museum of Islamic art is a great place to learn first of all about Islam. Untainted by... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
dberis
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Jerusalem, Israel
Interesting Though Small Exhibit

Many wonderful examples of Islamic Art from the region. The exhibit comprises three floors, and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Cary F
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San Francisco, California
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This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization.
  • Excellent56%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
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Reviewed 12 May 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 22 January 2018

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

Thank Cary F
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Reviewed 16 January 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 19 August 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

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Reviewed 18 May 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 10 May 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 27 April 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 5 March 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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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were there once when a group of school children were visiting. The also have a marvelous collection of time pieces.

Thank AvrahamJer
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first exposure of the subject. This tour gave me a rough understanding what are main directions of Islamic Art. Do not expect to become an expert . Then as a part of this visit , without any connection you get a watch...More

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