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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Egypt in San Jose

For a smaller museum it has a lot packed in! Great place for a date or the family. Nice, relaxing... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
San Jose, California
Really great place to take the kids when they are learning about Ancient Egypt!

I first came here on a field trip when I was a kid. Now I have taken my kids here. They were... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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” (59 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 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.

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
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank pilot210
Reviewed 8 August 2017 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 8 August 2017

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
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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.