At the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, gain first hand insight into the history of Islamic art, from the first Umayyad caliphs in 7th century CE to the Ottomans in the late 19th century. Also see the unique Sir David Salomons collection of more than 180 watches and clocks, some of which were manufactured in the 19th and 19th century.
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The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art houses the permanent collection of Islamic art, ranging from soon after the birth of Islam in the 7th century to more recent items dating from the 19th century CE. The exhibits will take you through the development of Islamic art through the ages and the exhibition halls are arranged in chronological and geographical order, in accordance with the various dynasties.
The collections include archeological finds from the Umayyad period and the Abbasid, Seljuk, Fatimid, Mamluk, Mongol, Timurid, Safavid, Kajari, Moghul and Ottoman periods. Don't miss the collection of jewelry from all parts of the Islamic Empire.
The exhibition brings together a diverse range of art, from beautifully calligraphied manuscripts, embroidered rugs, chessboards and chess pieces, dominoes and ancient playing cards, jewelry, silver vessels. Don't miss the fascinating weapons exhibits including bayonets, bows and arrows, daggers, knives, swords and axes, ancient rifles and pistols as well as ancient armor, helmets, gunpowder pouches, unit insignias, and more.
In parallel, the Museum houses more than 180 watches and clocks in its Sir David Salomons collection. This significant and rare collection includes a ground-breaking group of clocks by Abraham Louis Breguet, who was the inventor of some of the greatest technological innovations in modern watch-making.
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CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION TICKETS: Cancellation notice up to 48 hours prior to the booked date for the museum or attraction will incur a possible credit card refund charge only (up to NIS 20 NIS/USD$5) regardless of the number of tickets purchased. Cancellation notice of less than 48 hours prior to the booked date for the museum or attraction will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
Rosh Hashana (29 & 30 September 2011) and Yom Kippur (7 & 8 October 2011)
The museum is situated at 2 Hapalmach Street in Jerusalem.
Opening Hours are:
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Fridays and Holiday Eves: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00am-4:00pm
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