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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Egyptian History at it's finest!

I have seen a few Egyptian exhibits over the years, but I've never been to an Egyptian museum until... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saffire7
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Long Beach, California
Great way to spend half a day

Amazing museum...lots of interesting displays...3 mummys... endless artifacts... small planetarium... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tamara C
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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+1 408-947-3635
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing museum...lots of interesting displays...3 mummys... endless artifacts... small planetarium was very disappointing....

Thank Tamara C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum, with beautiful items carefully labeled. I particularly liked the "walk through" tomb, and the Hammurabi code. This is definitely a must see if you are in San Jose.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of the large pieces were reproductions, but the smaller pieces were well labeled and explained. I found the museum to be somewhat randomly organized, but maybe I wasn't paying enough attention

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had this museum on our list of things to do and decided to enjoy it today. I went to Egypt in 2004 and saw Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids of Giza. I have also been to...More

Thank Olena R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After parking in the convenient free parking lot, I walked through the tranquil park that included a pond, beautiful plants and Egyptian statues, then into the meuseum. I enjoyed walking around and exploring the museum at my own pace. Than at 12:30 there was a...More

1  Thank Meredith S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is such an amazing exhibit of Egyptian history and artifacts. It is very unexpected that so many interesting pieces would be found in San Jose. It is a great day for family or by the visiting traveler. Rosicrucian Park, where it is located,...More

Thank Habdash
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times over the years. I keep getting drawn back. This time we wanted to really immerse ourselves in it by slowing down and taking our time reading everything. We had 5 hours+ but we still didn’t finish everything. We am...More

Thank huuuman
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 1 April 2018 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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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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