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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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World-Famouse Museum right here in town

The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose is an under-appreciated and yet world famous place to learn... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter A
Worth a visit if you are in the area...

This is a nice, fun, friendly and engaging Egyptian museum in San Jose. OK, it isn't the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Howard R
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Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (60 reviews)
“peace garden” (15 reviews)
“real mummies” (12 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Reviewed yesterday

The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose is an under-appreciated and yet world famous place to learn about life in ancient Egypt. With complex dioramas, jewelry, recreated underground tombs, paintings, statues, REAL mummies and a video documentary of the 'through the coffin' scanning of their most...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice, fun, friendly and engaging Egyptian museum in San Jose. OK, it isn't the Metropolitan or British Museum, but it also doesn't pretend to be. They have some wonderful artifacts, some interesting reproductions and overall, a very rewarding collection for children and...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would say it's not a total loss and it is educational but it's pretty small and very dated on the exhibition's (No pun intended). And it was very poorly lit and hard to see at times. My boys liked it ok. Ages 12 and...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was very pleasantly surprised. The collection was much bigger than I expected. The museum looks smallish from the front, but it goes back and up. Has a copy of The Rosetta Stone and an Egypian tomb and mummy. Amongst other artifacts. I particularly liked "...More

Thank krystynalett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. My teenager and my younger children loved the “cave.” The little ones had alot of questions. I wished they had guided tours.

Thank bree2026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have about four galleries of artifacts on display. You can tour a replica of a tomb, and thereias a planetarium, although they did not have an appropriate program to show in it when we were there. The gardens and architecture outside were a nice...More

Thank hikingsierra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Familiar with Egyptology and various dynasties during my stay at Cairo for four years till 2012. I could see a miniature Egypt in this museum with even animal mummies, which I do not recollect seeing them in Egypt. The Museum set up with big names...More

Thank KS R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed this small museum and garden. It occupied their imaginations for many days. Interestingly, they spent almost as much time in the back garden.

Thank dasmithTA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the best Egyptian museum outside of the Metropolitan in New york. Three levels of antiquities and relics. Recorded guided tour available or self guided with audio at certain locations. A lot to see and read. Really well done.

Thank NinjaGigi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit with our granddaughtor. At some point during both visits we were denied access or told to leave an exhibit while school groups were present. We were never advised that the school groups had any kind of priority and the docents...More

Thank wesweberjr
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Kerry D | Reviewed this property |
This wonderful museum is not the British Museum - it is quite do-able in 2-3 hours depending upon your level of interest. It is quite impressive and ahd gardend and a labyrinth, too.
5 October 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is kid-friendly. I didn't see anything that would frighten a 5 year old. They have an area with kid-friendly and touchable items. One section has an optional walk-through room section that resembles the inside... More
Greg W
1 August 2016|
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Response from awm1 | Reviewed this property |
Probably Caltrain from the City to San Jose and then Uber or a taxi to the museum. You can 'google' Caltrain for the cost, schedule and station locations.