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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Get lost in time!

Wow! I love this place so much! I have been going here since I was a kid once a year or so, and it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexis C
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San Jose, California
Great place for everyone

Absolutely loved this visit! The museum has several sections that describes the life in ancient... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
msmeowrr
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Cupertino, California
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (60 reviews)
“peace garden” (15 reviews)
“real mummies” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! I love this place so much! I have been going here since I was a kid once a year or so, and it is always so enjoyable! Plus outside in the gardens is so peaceful and beautiful! Inside you can look at beautiful artwork...More

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this visit! The museum has several sections that describes the life in ancient Egypt from childbirth, to family life, to pyramid construction, to use of medicines. Children are entertained by the staff through games and quizzes. The tickets are very reasonable and the...More

Thank msmeowrr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting Egyptian ancient history and culture exhibit. Informative and educational. We spend 2.5 hours inside, and then tour the nice garden. The planetarium was not worth the time because it is not operational and just play DVD instead of real projection of stars.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here to see the mummies since I was about 7 years old, and now my daughter is that age and we have rediscovered this impressive collection. It is the reason I fell in love with Egyptian history and archaeology as a...More

Thank UnkieD
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My husband and I decided to come here on one of our date days. The gardens are beautiful and they have an Egyptian game set up to play. It felt like a bit of a maze to get to the golden front doors. There are...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The museum was informative and interesting. I took my 11 year daughter and she loved it. The tomb tour was def worth doing.

Thank Kristie F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I went on a field trip with my kids this is the 1st time we have been there it was really nice and educational for the kids. They enjoyed the visit.

Thank Selina S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

When you visit silicon valley, the last thing you expect is an Egyptian museum in the center of San Jose. If you are interested in human ancient history, this is a must see place. The museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside Egypt....More

1  Thank almadenshaw
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I wasn't that keen on visiting here but after looking around, I'm glad we did. I mean, when am I ever going to Egypt? Lots of cool artifacts and not so huge that you feel overwhelmed.

Thank HiSunshine_10
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Small museum but pretty good. They have built a tomb inside which is pretty cool to walk through. I think most things are replicas of items in larger museums.

Thank Aparna J
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cabrales2017
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.
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Sharonlee311
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
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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.
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