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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 my Mummy, I do..

I love my Mummy, I do.. You will too when you go to this museum which I believe has the second... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill M
Lovely place

It is an interesting museum, with plenty of interesting Egyptian objects, covering different ages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sergio V
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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” (54 reviews)
“peace garden” (15 reviews)
“real mummies” (13 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love my Mummy, I do.. You will too when you go to this museum which I believe has the second largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, mummies, and information. {Largest I believe is in Germany} Plan on spending three to four hours in this...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an interesting museum, with plenty of interesting Egyptian objects, covering different ages of the Egyptian civilization. Definitively a must visit place whenever you are in San Jose.

Thank Sergio V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been crazy about mummies ever since I was a kid and saw a book about King Tut. I've traveled all over the world looking at Egyptian mummies-Cairo (Egyptian Museum) London (British Museum) ...SAN JOSE (Rosicrucian Museum) San Jose !? This is a great museum...More

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little museum is so very unique in that many of the artifacts have been there since 1936. It's unlikely you will see a similar collection anywhere outside a major museum exhibit. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The little tours are personal and...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in a must-see attraction in Silicon Valley. "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...More

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was a museum, but it also seems to be a place where it is about an idea. They don't push it and the exhibits are not too bad. Don't expect a fantastic museum like in London, but it is quite diverse and...More

Thank Anita d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy Egyptian history or just want to see something different, this is great place to go. Not a real huge place, but you can easily spend 2-3 hours there. Prices are relatively inexpensive and they try to get you every discount possible. My...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this museum because I have a deep interest in Egyptian history. I was expecting to see mummies and large relics but why so found was very interesting - everything in miniature - but very exacting. I was not disappointed.

1  Thank MrsA5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All sorts of cool stuff here you won't see in many places other than Egypt or London. Mummies human and feline, awesome hieroglyphics and painting on walls. The whole place feels like a tomb and it's usually quiet on the weekdays. Not far from the...More

Thank jenstevewest
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I saw this museum I was 10 years old and I was mystified! There are 6000 year old artifacts as well as mummies and so much more. The Rosicrucian is a very special collection of Egyptian artifacts that you will see collectively...More

2  Thank Maureen5885
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Sharonlee311
Will a curious and bright 5 year old be frightened? This particular child is quite well behaved and has visited many museums, but I'm concerned that the subject matter might be a bit too much.
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
What is the best way to get there from San Francisco without a car
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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Spunkyteddygraham
One last thing. Do they have any food there?
6 March 2016|
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Response from Karen W | Property representative |
There is a restaurant and Starbucks right across the street from the Museum. Enjoy your visit!
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