The Museum For Islamic Art

The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art was founded by the late Mrs. Vera Bryce Salomons. She dedicated the Museum to her friend and teacher, Prof. Leo Arie Mayer.

The Museum for Islamic Art has one of the foremost collections of Islamic art and Antique Watches & Clocks. The world-renowned Sir David Salomons collection contains more than 180 watches and clocks. The collection’s most significant and special timepieces are the ground-breaking group of clocks by Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823). The inventor of some of the greatest technological innovations in modern watch-making.

The Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem
Photo: Ron Peled

The Museum’s permanent collections constitute one of the most important exhibitions of Islamic art in the world. The collections represent the various period of Islamic rule, from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries CE. The exhibits present the numerous styles that characterized the different dynasties, from the first Umayyad caliphs to the Ottoman period, which marks the end of the Muslim Empire. The Museum for Islamic Art exhibition halls are arranged in chronological and geographical order, in accordance with the various dynasties.

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Phone: 972-2-5661291

Address: 2, Hapalmach Street

P.O.B. 4088

Jerusalem, Israel 91040



Opening Hours:

Sun, Mon, Wed, 10:00 – 15:00

Mon, Thu, 10:00 – 19:00

Fri & Holidays eves, 10:00 – 14:00

Sat & Holydays,10:00 – 16:00




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