Museum for Islamic Art

Visitors to Jerusalem’s L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art  in Jerusalem are privileged to view one of the foremost collections of Islamic art and Antique Watches & Clocks in the world.

The Museum was founded in 1974 by the late Mrs. Vera Salomons, realizing her long-standing idea of giving expression to the impressive artistic achievements of Israel’s Muslim neighbors.

Mrs. Salomons dedicated this Museum to her teacher, Prof. Leo Arie Mayer. Many scholars of international renown took part in the establishment of the Museum, attracted to both its research activities and to the challenge of bridging the gap between the two cultures.

The Watches & Clock collection in The Museum

By car: From the city’s entrance, go straight and count 8 traffic lights (starting with the one at the entrance past the gas stations).

You will pass Sacker Park and the Valley of Rehavia on your right. At the 9th traffic light, turn left on to Hapalmach Street and continue straight until the end. The Museum is at the end of Hapalmach on your left.

Parking: There is free parking in an open lot on Chopin Street, opposite the Jerusalem Theater, and along Chopin, Dubnov and Hapalmach Streets.

By bus: No. 13 from the Central Bus Station via the city center stops on Hapalmach St. Nos. 9, 19, 22, 31, 32 stop on Aza Road, a short walking distance from the Museum


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