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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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I love learning about Egypt. At the MET in NYC, they have an awesome exhibit of Egyptian history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason S
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 10 November 2017
Alexis C
San Jose, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • 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

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017 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 3 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 30 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
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8 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.