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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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We enjoyed this museum. My teenager and my younger children loved the “cave.” The little ones had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gonzales, California
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Interesting place

They have about four galleries of artifacts on display. You can tour a replica of a tomb, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Medford, Oregon
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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%
  • Average8%
  • 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live in San Jose for twenty years. Knowing this place ,but never set foot in the museum. There are show where, what, how the real mommy making, lots artifacts and history about Egyptian. Great exhibitions! My husband want to come for years and we make...More

Thank shuchenb2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit this lovely museum several times a year, and every time, I am astounded by how many priceless artifacts are right here in San Jose. The staff/volunteers are friendly, helpful, and informative, and the displays are well presented. You can do an audio tour...More

Thank Jaxita
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love learning about Egypt. At the MET in NYC, they have an awesome exhibit of Egyptian history. Here, wasn't anything special. I wouldn't bother checking this museum out unless you are a real history buff or have a 1-2 hours to kill.

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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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.