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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Not wheelchair accessible

The Rosicrucian Museum is an oddity set in a residential neighborhood opposite a school (high or... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
KarenB_California
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San Carlos, CA
Intriguing. Nice Presentation. Beautiful gardens.

Went with group. Nicely presented artifacts in various rooms. Really like the descriptions written... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Kim T
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Rosicrucian Museum is an oddity set in a residential neighborhood opposite a school (high or middle). During the summer or weekends, you could easily park in the school parking lot. I was able to park directly in front of the building (just before the...More

1  Thank KarenB_California
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went with group. Nicely presented artifacts in various rooms. Really like the descriptions written summarizing what was in each room - on the walls. Gave a nice flavor to the collection. Most fun part for all was walking through the crypt (can't remember name now)...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Anyone interested in Old Egyptian artifacts and history... this is the place to go. In addition the grounds are set up with many different kinds of fauna including a monstrous Bunyan Tree from Australia that every other yr drops 5-8 cones that are a beautiful...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Was a real interesting place I enjoyed just as much as the kids,, tour guide real knowledgeable of background and new all answers to questions we ask

Thank toni p
Reviewed 6 September 2017

For a smaller museum it has a lot packed in! Great place for a date or the family. Nice, relaxing environment. I have been here many times and it is never crowded. The gardens are well maintained and there is plenty of free parking.

Thank yoitzcj
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I first came here on a field trip when I was a kid. Now I have taken my kids here. They were really fascinated - never once did I get the "I'm bored, can we go?" Plenty of parking, and friendly staff to help answer...More

Thank SplurGn
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A unique and fascinating museum - with many floors of incredible, world famous displays. Bring a camera.

1  Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 28BRICKHOUSE69
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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
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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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