Located on the southern fringe of Rehavia, this museum showcases art from Islamic cultures stretching from Spain to India and aims to bridge the cultural divide between Jews and their Arab neighbours. Opened in 1974, it recently added a multimedia 'Introduction to Islam' hall that focuses on Islamic religious art and on Islam’s contribution to human knowledge in fields including science, astronomy and medicine. Other exhibits include jewellery, carpets, silver, brassware, glasswork, paintings, clocks and watches.
The museum's world-renowned collection of clocks and watches includes many of the timepieces stolen in 1983 in Israel’s most spectacular heist and recovered in France in 2008.
There are guided tours in English upon request (call ahead).