The best museums in San Jose in June 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in San Jose, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in San Jose? These are the best ones:

  1. Winchester Mystery House1

    Winchester Mystery House

    San Jose, CA
    The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California , that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester , the widow of firearms magnate William Wirt Winchester . Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size,
  2. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum2

    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    San Jose, CA
    The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM) is devoted to ancient Egypt , located at Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California , United States. It was founded by the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC). The Rosicrucian Order continues to support and expand the museum
  3. The Tech Interactive3

    The Tech Interactive

    San Jose, CA
    The Tech Interactive (formerly The Tech Museum of Innovation , commonly known as The Tech ) is a science and technology center that offers hands-on activities, labs, design challenges and other STEAM education resources. It is located in downtown San Jose, California , adjacent to the Plaza de César
  4. Luis María Peralta Adobe4

    Luis María Peralta Adobe

    San Jose, CA
  5. San Jose Museum of Art5

    San Jose Museum of Art

    San Jose, CA
    The San José Museum of Art (SJMA) is a modern and contemporary art museum in downtown San Jose, California , United States. Founded in 1969, the museum holds a permanent collection with an emphasis on West Coast artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is located at Circle of Palms Plaza , beside
  6. Ira F. Brilliant Center For Beethoven Studies6

    Ira F. Brilliant Center For Beethoven Studies

    San Jose, CA
    The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies serves as a museum, research center, and host of lectures and performances devoted solely to the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven . It is the only institution of its kind in North America and holds the largest collection of Beethoven works and
  7. San Jose Museum of Quilts7

    San Jose Museum of Quilts

    San Jose, CA
    The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is an art museum in Downtown San Jose , California , USA . Founded in 1977, the museum is the first in the United States devoted solely to quilts and textiles as an art form. Holdings include a permanent collection of over 1,000 quilts, garments and ethnic te
  8. Portuguese Historical Museum8

    Portuguese Historical Museum

    San Jose, CA
    The Portuguese Historical Museum in San Jose, California , USA opened in 1997 and is a replica of the first permanent império (religious and cultural buildings primarily in the Azores ) originally built in San Jose's Little Portugal district, c. 1915. It is one of the featured attractions within His
  9. History Park at Kelley Park9

    History Park at Kelley Park

    San Jose, CA
    History Park at Kelley Park in San Jose, California , USA is designed as an indoor/outdoor museum , arranged to appear as a small US town might have in the early 1900s (decade). Since its inauguration in 1971, 32 historic buildings and other landmarks have either been moved from their original San J
  10. Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum10

    Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

    San Jose, CA
    New Almaden , known in Spanish as Nueva Almadén , is a historic community and former mercury mine in the Capitancillos Hills of San Jose, California , located at the southwestern point of Almaden Valley in South San Jose . New Almaden is divided into two parts: the mines and much of their immediate

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