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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Unique Egyptian Museum

Have visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum many times. Great place to take children. On the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda I
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San Jose, California
I nice little exhibit, a 2 hours stop or so

The outside area is open at no charge and we could picnic there with chairs/benches. The inside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rob19321
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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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

Have visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum many times. Great place to take children. On the weekends they have interesting lectures and subjects to explore. Not your usual museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda I
Reviewed 3 days ago

The outside area is open at no charge and we could picnic there with chairs/benches. The inside was nice, and well worth the $9 or $12 (I forget, but not $50 like some) We could have spent 3 or 4 hours if we tried but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum dedicated to Egypt and Mesopotamia from a Rosicrucian point of view. Large statues are copies. Not sure which smaller objects on display are authentic or copies (jewelry, musical instruments, clay tablets with cuneiform). Temporary exhibit on alchemy was more narrative and sci-fi than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The muesum is small but full of history, Mummies on display and a lot of Eygption Artifacts. You also learn a lot of history during the peroid of Mummies.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting our son and decided to try something south of San Francisco. I saw this museum on line and thought it would fill an hour at max. Boy, was I wrong. Two and a half hours later we all walked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I heard about this museum, I thought someone was joking. I am yet to find out why we have an Egyptian museum in San Jose, but I am glad we do. It covers not only Egyptian artifacts and mummies but it also...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tildeny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stroll back in time and learn about the Egyptian culture. Grounds are really neat too. Expect to spend a little over an hour. I wouldn’t recommend kids under 8 years old...mummy could be scary.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We could have spent the whole day here, but in the couple of hours we had, we saw a top-notch collection in a beautiful space. The museum was bigger than I had expected. Sadly we didn't get over to the Planetarium. Towards the back of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I've been to this museum a few times this year, both alone and with friends. For when I've gone with friends, I've experienced with and without the guided tour. Both are cool, the guided tour is awesome -- the guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miles N
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Really like this place, but wish more of the items on hand were real instead of reproductions. I understand that ancient artifacts should be where they are from, but to go see reproductions, I'd rather just look at pictures of real items.

Date of experience: July 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 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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