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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Excellent artifacts

The items held in the collection are phenomenal! Unfortunately they are long over due for some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherri G
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Awesome

Wonderfully put together museum. There is something for everyone. It is the perfect place for kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonia E
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West Rutland, Vermont, United States
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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 good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (63 reviews)
“tomb tour” (25 reviews)
“real mummies” (13 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The items held in the collection are phenomenal! Unfortunately they are long over due for some updates. Photos in exhibits are faded and artifacts really need to be put in cases worthy of them. The tomb was well done. They also feature gardens and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully put together museum. There is something for everyone. It is the perfect place for kids with something for the adults. We will be visiting it again when we are in the area

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint little museum offers a very nice permanent exhibit focused on Egyptian mummies. It includes a very realistic recreation of an Egyptian tomb. Great place for kids as an introduction to this area of history. Don’t miss the small but nice planetarium, but check...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was solo in town and had half a day to kill. Looked up online and went to the museum with low expectations of the place. I'm glad I went. Very impressed with the buildings, gardens, display formats and collections. A good wow factor. Kudos to...More

Thank Jerry Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my husband here for an anniversary gift. He knows a lot about many things but not Rosicrucians. We started our visit in the research library getting a brief history and admiring texts. Museum exhibits kept both of us engaged. I know very little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is amazing! But not for the physically challenged. We found ADA parking but then wandered around trying to find the entry to the museum as the signage was poor. Inside the museum each section was on a different level. We noticed one chair...More

Thank Kaj55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I return to this museum.at least yearly for my regular fix on egyptology. The facility is an impressive reproduction of Egyptian architecture and contains an impressive collection of models and artifacts beautifully displayed. The surrounding gardens are peaceful sanctuaries in the midst of the thriving...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit this museum and The Rosicrucian Park often. The grounds of the park are peaceful. They have a couple of great videos they play in the planetarium. There's a Peace Garden with a Koi pond and a labyrinth meditation walk. The gardens are just...More

Thank Annelise S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has changed quite a bit since I was last here a few years back. There aren't as many or as interesting Egyptian artifacts as before. I was a little disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen a few Egyptian exhibits over the years, but I've never been to an Egyptian museum until this one. It has so much history and jaw-dropping exhibits that just put those extra crinkles in your brain. Educational and phenomenal to see. Highly recommended.

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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 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
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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