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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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Very interesting

The museum has two different exhibitions The clocks and islam Both of them are interesting There... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Shlomo F
Tel Aviv, Israel
via mobile
Come for the watch exhibit

I have been living three houses down the street from the Islamic Museum for over 20 years. This... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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This museum features nine galleries that focus on the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Ha-Palmakh, Jerusalem 9254202, Israel
+972 2-566-1291
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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

Thank Shlomo F
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

Thank ofra01
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

Thank lesandchip
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

Thank GSB333
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

Thank Mara_TLV
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
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

Thank Dov200
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Take a guided tour. Without it you may miss the importance of the individual attractions and their role in the evolving history of Islam. We were lucky, we had Jenia as our professional guide, giving us a two and a half hours dynamic lecture while...More

Thank Aharon D
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fun little eclectic museum that features centuries of Islamic art and a fascinating clock and watch collection. Absolutely worth an afternoon.

Thank travelingscholar11
Reviewed 12 November 2016 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...More

Thank AlanofLondon
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