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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
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+1 408-947-3635
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...

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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Interesting museum full of Egyptian artifacts

Two Sphinx statues greet you at the entrance. You can choose audio guide tour or just go through it. We chose the guide. Lots of Egyptian artifacts from archaeological digs... read more

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two Sphinx statues greet you at the entrance. You can choose audio guide tour or just go through it. We chose the guide. Lots of Egyptian artifacts from archaeological digs. Coffins of pharaohs and also mummies. These are blackened skeletal remains. Kinda gross, but kids should like. Very interesting visit to this museum while in San Jose.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibits are quite interesting, particularly the tomb and the mummies. You'll enjoy the architecture, especially if you visit the beautiful gardens and see the other buildings on the campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little bit out of the main stream museum, but very interesting. If you havenot visited it, put it on your short list for San Jose.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really interesting museum you should see at least once. I have been there 4 times and I don't really want to go back, but it was cool the first couple of times.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went with my two young kids; 5yrs & 8yrs. My 5 yr old found things interesting but did get bored. My 8 year old was fascinated by a lot of what we saw. They of course loved looking at the sarcophagi. They did a great job showing lots about the Egyptian life. We enjoyed walking around the gardens. Well,... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit.Need more than a day if you want to go through all their exhibits.Detailed history provided with each display.The displays are on three levels. Parking available on the street.Its right across the Rose Garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my own children and groups of kids to this museum. Great displays and cool mummies. It's not so big as to be overwhelming. Be sure to see the tomb.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great provides a lot of information regarding the history of the early Egyptian era. There are a lot of artifacts to view and read about. Some of the art work are replicas of the originals, but the information provided is very interesting.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always enjoyed the Museum alot because if its location. I love going to the Rose Garden so its especially nice to do both.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderately sized museum dedicated to Egyptian antiquity. It has a small to medium sized collection - many genuine artifacts but also many recreations, models or simulations. Its good for a general orientation or first taste of Egypt history. But this isn't something I'd recommend traveling far to come see. Highly recommended for children to get an orientation... More 

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