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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Fasinating!!!

Very interesting museum with a lot to see. The library is a MUST see! Old editions of books that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas G
Very well done!

I have been an Egyptology buff since I saw the King Tut exhibit back in the late 70s as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MissBergie
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (63 reviews)
“tomb tour” (24 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

Very interesting museum with a lot to see. The library is a MUST see! Old editions of books that I have only seen behind glass.

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been an Egyptology buff since I saw the King Tut exhibit back in the late 70s as a sixth-grader. This museum did not disappoint. The building was built in the traditional Egyptian-style and the collection had a lot of interesting pieces. If you...More

Thank MissBergie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small Egyptian museum with outdoor space. Most of the artifacts are casts from the “real” thing in the British museum. They have a tomb you can walk through and that was fun. The exhibits are a LOT of small stone things-but they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, not in the high tech, glitzy sense but one with a very down to earth approach. Lots of reading of placards, little of the modern visuals, etc. But generally informative and engaging for those interested to read, possibly less for those interested...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, though it could use some modern updates. Only $8/person or less if you're in the military or in education. Sooo much information and perfect for an Egypt buff. Definitely join the guided tours they offer. We listened to one on jewelry...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This museum has a number of quirks - because it's founded and run by the Rosicrucians it includes not just displays about ancient Egypt but an entire room devoted to the history and theory of Alchemy. So, there's that. They do have a quite appealing...More

Thank DeeWhyte
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It was closed the day we went, so we wondered around the grounds. The buildings and gardens are beautifully done. They pride themselves on a zero carbon foot print and this showed in the well planed gardens. I'd like to go back when Hingis are...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Love they place when because daughter had a school project due but really loved it. Displays were very nice and placed well with minimal lighting. Nice trip in our own backyard

Thank Ron G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of the best museums of Egyptian relics including mummies on the West Coast. They have everything from small jewelry and household implements to a replica of King Tuts tomb to explore. They also have a nice planetarium show. Expect to spend at...More

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to feel like you’re inside an Egyptian pyramid, And you enjoy history, this is the place for you. I have visited this museum when I was a child then brought my kids here for fun as well as chaperoned school field trips...More

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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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