Even those who know nothing about Islamic arts will find themselves moved by this extraordinary collection of ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, textiles, carpets, and artwork. It truly is eye candy of the first degree. As well, the museum is world famous for its gallery of clocks, including the Salomons collection of antique and Breguet watches from Paris. Be sure to save time for the changing exhibits of contemporary Islamic art, which often features the work of local artists (in 2012–13, a one-woman show of the Galilee painter Fatma Abu Rumi dazzled visitors). Only parts of the museum’s inventory are on display at any one time, but the museum is always a worthwhile stop.
- Frommer's Staff