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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Such a hidden gem in the Bay Area

I have gone to this museum as a child then later with my children, and again as an adult. It’s an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ElizabethSigns
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California
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Interesting and a little chilling

Their shrunken heads are really creepy! We loved our visit here. The mummy with hair and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JMTESQ
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have gone to this museum as a child then later with my children, and again as an adult. It’s an excellent teaching resource. I love the authentic feel of everything. If your looking to teach your children about something and spend a day indoors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Their shrunken heads are really creepy! We loved our visit here. The mummy with hair and a shriveled up tongue intact was fascinating and gross. On the educational side, our family always has appreciated anything archaeological, so there was a great deal to keep us...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JMTESQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two levels that exhibit Egyptian items including Mommies. My suggestion is find a guide so that you can learn more interesting things. Also, no allowance to eat inside the museum, and bring bags, but they will help you to save them. My daughter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 6th grade history classes. The docent was very knowledgeable and good with 11-12 year-olds. The tomb and the mummies is a big draw.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Juanita F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never knew this place was here. Love all of the artifacts and the one-on-one they had with the visitors. Had the opportunity to smell fragrances available during the ancient era.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissDoraC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was better than I remember. Nice day activity. It had a fair amount of historical artifacts.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jtobiassen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested looking for a museum at San Jose, CA, go here at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. In this Museum, you can find the Egyptian practices and beliefs. Most people in the ancient time was being mummified. Also there were a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kid enjoyed the learnings and we got in some pretty walking on the grounds. The employees were super friendly. I initially didn't realize that the crypt was a walk-in thing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vince s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I began visiting this museum as an elementary school student and as an adult it is still awesome! Though I live out of town now, I had a few hours between appointments in San Jose and decided to revisit the museum. I was so impressed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. Definitely a bucket list item. I have been visiting The Rosicrucian occasionally for over 60 years. Don't miss the videos.

Date of experience: December 2018
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cabrales2017
7 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.
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Sharonlee311
5 October 2016|
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Response from EricNY152 | 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
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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