L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art features nine galleries filled with Islamic cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects, jewelry, carpets, glassworks, clocks, watches, paintings, textiles, and pottery. Established in 1974, the museum showcases Islamic artworks from around the world and aims to erase the age-long cultural divide between Arabs and Jews. The multimedia hall concentrates on religious art and Islam's contributions in various fields, from science and astronomy, to medicine. The renowned collection of watches and clocks includes items stolen during the spectacular 1983 heist. Guided English-language tours are available with prior notice--call ahead to reserve. Put L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art into our Jerusalem tour builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jerusalem.
L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art Reviews
Last saturday it was possible to visit the museum and get explanation of the various exhibitions. We saw the exhibition of jewelry from various countries as Iran, India and more. The interesting part.... more »
An impressive collection of Islamic art makes for a nice diversion in West Jerusalem, and also makes for a nice break from the tourist circuit, as most of the visitors seem to be locals and not... more »
Four stars for being a small and accessible museum that will not be too much of a burden on one's time and physical resources. The clock collection is unique and there are some beautiful samples of Islamic art and ceramics. On the down side the museum is dated and lacks some variety in the exhibits, some periods are represented in one small display case ( the byzantine).
A very interesting place. Even in a second visit I found a lot of interesting datails. The watches show is unique
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