The Museum of Islamic Art
Opened to the public in 1974, Jerusalem's L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art boasts one of the world's foremost collections of Islamic art and antique timepieces. The L.A. Mayer Museum was founded by the late Mrs. Vera Bryce Salomons, realizing her long-standing idea of giving expression to the impressive artistic achievements of Israel's Muslim neighbors. Mrs. Salomons dedicated the Museum to her friend and 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.
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 Sacher Park and the Valley of the Cross 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 Street. Buses 9, 19, 22, 31, 32 stop on Aza Road, a short walking distance from the Museum.
להמוזיאון לאמנות האיסלאם בעברית לחץ כאן
DetailsSunday, Monday, Wednesday 10:00 to 15:00; Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 to 19:00; Friday 10:00 to 14:00; Saturday and Holidays 10:00 to 16:00
HaPalmach St. 2
Adults - 40 NIS; Students, police, soldiers - 30 NIS; Children, teens, seniors - 20 NIS