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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Egyptians! Well done and suitable for children. The planetarium is excellent too.

Excellent for a rainy day. Well done exhibits, not as thorough as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maria H
San Jose, California
Hidden find

History buffs will love this place. Well done for a hidden gem. The displays are nice and well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (57 reviews)
“peace garden” (15 reviews)
“real mummies” (13 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent for a rainy day. Well done exhibits, not as thorough as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, but less wearing.

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

History buffs will love this place. Well done for a hidden gem. The displays are nice and well thought out.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a quick museum tour. It was a very nice museum along with other attractions on the outside. Great for all ages.

Thank nmyrda
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I love history, and this place does not disappoint! We loved it so much we became members! As members, your kids can work to become "Jr. Archaeologists" which culminates with a sleepover at the museum. They also get to handle authentic relics!...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother, tourist trap with all replica Egyptian stuff. Nothing real or original. Egyptian-lite.

1  Thank pilot210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonder how this museum ended up I. San Jose, but it's here. Anyone with a curiosity about ancient Egyptian history will find their visit taking at least a couple of hours if not not more. There is a mobile app that can be...More

1  Thank Berlin19892015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only been once but it was fun and I even bought a couple of statues for my Halloween haunted house. I found it very interesting.

Thank coco4760
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the tour with my two adult children and we all enjoyed it thoroughly! We were able to join the guided tour through the mummy's tomb, which was excellent. Well worth the time.

1  Thank Tina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all interested in ancient Egypt then this place is a must visit. Great place for people of all ages, many interesting exhibits and artifacts. This place is on my list for out of town guests, very reasonably priced compared to most...More

Thank penguinsfan1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival we parked then traversed the grounds in search of the elusive museum entrance. Once inside we paid the discounted senior & AAA fees then watched a short documentary on the Rosicrucian's which cleared up some confusion. It was difficult to hear at times...More

Thank KaliRaven
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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.
6 March 2016|
Response from Karen W | Property representative |
There is a restaurant and Starbucks right across the street from the Museum. Enjoy your visit!