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The Jerusalem Museum for Islamic Art


The Jerusalem Museum for Islamic Art
The Jerusalem Museum for Islamic Art – Photo: Jerusalem Museum for Islamic Art

Islamic cultural heritage has its home in Israel at the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, which features ancient collections along exhibitions of modern Arab-Israeli artists. The museum aims to encourage coexistence between members of all religions by introducing Islamic art and culture to the Israeli public and to foreign visitors.

Islam-Art-Museum – Photo: Jerusalem Museum for Islamic Art

Watches & Clock collection

The world-renowned Sir David Salomons collection contains more than 180 watches and clocks. This important, beautiful and rare collection came into being thanks to Sir David’s knowledge of horology and to his prosperity. 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, Breguet was among the most influential individuals in modern horology. Most of the watches that were returned to the Museum were made by Breguet, including watch number 160, known as the “Marie Antoinette”.

Sir David Salomons Collection
Sir David Salomons Collection – Photo: “Watches & Clocks in the Sir David Salomon’s Collection” George Daniels
Visitor information

Entrance fees

  • Adults 40 NIS
  • Police/ Soldier 30 NIS
  • Student 30 NIS
  • Children and teenagers 20 NIS
  • Israel Senior citizen 20 NIS

Opening Hours

  • Sun-Mon-Wed 10:00-15:00
  • Tues-Thurs 10:00-19:00
  • Friday and Holiday Eves 10:00-14:00
  • Saturday and Holidays 10:00-16:00


  • 2, Hapalmach Street  (P.O.B. 4088 )Jerusalem, Israel 91040
  • 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

Contact Information

Phone: 972-2-5661291
Fax: 972-2-5661291

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