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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Interesting Artifacts

The muesum is small but full of history, Mummies on display and a lot of Eygption Artifacts. You... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William S
A treasure of a museum hidden in a residential neighborhood

My wife and I were visiting our son and decided to try something south of San Francisco. I saw this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Douglas C
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt”(66 reviews)
“tomb tour”(25 reviews)
“real mummies”(13 reviews)
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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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 October 2002

I paid major buck$ for tickets to the King Tut travelling circus and it was a joke compared to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose. Even if you are not into mummies, which they have on display, the artifacts of egyptian everyday life like...More

24  Thank Wander25529
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 May 2006

While the exhibits inside the museum are truly amazing the quality of service provided is weak. I would recommend families taking their children to the museum for a self-guided tour. We took our sixth grade classes there and were rushed through all of the exhibits....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The muesum is small but full of history, Mummies on display and a lot of Eygption Artifacts. You also learn a lot of history during the peroid of Mummies.

Thank William S
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I were visiting our son and decided to try something south of San Francisco. I saw this museum on line and thought it would fill an hour at max. Boy, was I wrong. Two and a half hours later we all walked...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first time I heard about this museum, I thought someone was joking. I am yet to find out why we have an Egyptian museum in San Jose, but I am glad we do. It covers not only Egyptian artifacts and mummies but it also...More

Thank tildeny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stroll back in time and learn about the Egyptian culture. Grounds are really neat too. Expect to spend a little over an hour. I wouldn’t recommend kids under 8 years old...mummy could be scary.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent the whole day here, but in the couple of hours we had, we saw a top-notch collection in a beautiful space. The museum was bigger than I had expected. Sadly we didn't get over to the Planetarium. Towards the back of...More

Thank B S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this museum a few times this year, both alone and with friends. For when I've gone with friends, I've experienced with and without the guided tour. Both are cool, the guided tour is awesome -- the guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and...More

Thank Miles N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like this place, but wish more of the items on hand were real instead of reproductions. I understand that ancient artifacts should be where they are from, but to go see reproductions, I'd rather just look at pictures of real items.

Thank Cj B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful displays of ancient Egypt and very interesting for all ages. Go in the early afternoon when the planetarium is open. Not too expensive for a family educational trip.

Thank richpvihbass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the museum was as a young kid with my parents. Now I just enjoyed a visit with teenage grandchildren. It's a small unique museum with authentic ancient Egyptian mummies and artifacts. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank sam101645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is quirky, cool, and chockablock full of history. Plan your trip around the tomb visit & take the time to explore the rooms and marvel at the many displays contained within its walls. SO WORTH THE TIME.

Thank Jena M
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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
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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.