Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Annie J
Saratoga Springs, UT1 contribution
beautiful and interesting
May 2021
This was a beautiful museum! Very well maintained, and very reasonably priced. They had an interactive app, and a really cool tomb replica you could go inside. There were also beautiful gardens outside and walk through. The only hard thing is that it's not handicap friendly. Parking wasn't close enough for my grandma, so I had to drop her off and then park. No big deal, but something to look out for. It also was not wheelchair friendly (lots of stairs, most with lifts), although our group didn't have any.
Written May 22, 2021
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Nick H. Bell
San Jose, CA5 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2020
A wonderful way to spend the day exploring the Park and the stunning items on display at this little hidden gem of a Museum in San Jose. The staff is amazing, the grounds and Architecture stunning, the artifacts are spectacular and the Mummies are real.
Written May 16, 2021
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Marge
3 contributions
No colonial heritage
Mar 2021 • Family
The exhibits are good. Not compelling, but good. For kids it is exciting. For learned, not so. Fix the lights in here.
Written April 13, 2021
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interceptpubs
Columbus, IN1,004 contributions
Ancient Egypt is alive and well in San Jose
Feb 2020
This surprisingly good musuem of ancient Egyptian history and culture provides a balanced view of daily life, religion, rulers, and the afterlife (as the ancient Egyptians imagined it) through a vast collection of artifacts (supposedly the largest in western North America), information panels, and recreations, including a full size representation of the interior of an ancient Egyptian tomb. Tours through the exhibits are available or guests can study the artifacts in the museum's four galleries on their own.

Admission is a modest $9 for adults and a surprisingly good value given the quality and quantity of artifacts on display and information provided on this fascinating period of human history. We spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our only complaint is that there is so much to see that you need to take a break every now and then - fortunately the grounds are also interesting and well maintained, so can provide a nice respite from all the museum displays.
Written January 7, 2021
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Dan R
12 contributions
Deceptively Good!
Dec 2019
This place is deceptively good! It looks a little corny from the outside but their collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts is like none I've ever seen before. The museum is very well organized and there is so much to see. It's super reasonably priced and there's an actual replica of a tomb! It's a must-see if you're in the San Jose area.
Written September 6, 2020
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Roam43510581470
1 contribution
An incredible collection on Egyptian Artifacts!
Mar 2020
My husband and I found the museum to have an extraordinary collection of Egyptian items. We especially liked the way the presentation of these items were put together.
Written May 3, 2020
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Lynn S
1 contribution
Unique collection, welcoming vibes.
Feb 2020
Tons of artifacts, and an interesting outdoor area to walk through. The tomb replica was novel and immersive; the tour through it brought up a lot of information that could only be effectively conveyed by being present in a place like that. Since admission is so inexpensive, there's no pressure to rush through the exhibits--it's so easy to come back and intake the information leisurely. The staff and guides are super friendly, and people of all ages are always traversing the galleries.
Written March 15, 2020
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laura
1 contribution
Blast from the Past!
Mar 2020
a very interesting collection of Egyptian and Assyrian artifacts: some excellent copies and many originals including four mummies. Excellent informative labels and staff tours. Just big enough to get a taste of the incredible old kingdoms along and near the Mediterranean.
Written March 9, 2020
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Stephen J
San Jose, CA171 contributions
Interesting collection and grounds
Feb 2020
Egyptian Egyptian collection with many artifacts. Interesting informative exhibits. Fun.

Grounds are wonderful, including labyrinth.
Written March 9, 2020
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M R
Vacaville, CA24 contributions
So cool!
Mar 2020 • Couples
I’m so glad we decided to visit. The museum only costs $9 each for adults, and that is really such a low price considering it took about 2.5 hours to get through, and we did two extra workshops/tours. Everyone working here is friendly and the tour guide, Robert, was so intelligent and enthusiastic. It was family friendly but there are mummified bodies so kids may get a little freaked out. You could easily just avoid those galleries though. I highly recommend checking this place out!
Written March 8, 2020
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is open:
  • Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM