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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
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+1 408-947-3635
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...

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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Saw this museum on Trip Advisor. Decided to check it out. Pretty crowded for a Sunday. Overall interesting but the planetarium movie did not have anything to do with the museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this museum on Trip Advisor. Decided to check it out. Pretty crowded for a Sunday. Overall interesting but the planetarium movie did not have anything to do with the museum topic of Egyptian artifacts. Skip it.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For locals and tourists alike, this museum stands out as a phenomenom not to miss. The museum ireflects the Rosicrucian Order's long held interest in the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Here you will find authentic mummies and other artifacts that are thousands of years old. It's not a large museum but every part of the public spaces are fascinating. The... More 

Thank VWriter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids were studying ancient Egypt at school and this was a great place to visit and make all that they had learned come alive. The "creepy" factor was a big hit for my son on seeing all the mummy's.

Thank Lewis F
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating traditional museum (open Wednesday to Sunday) with four large galleries of exhibits about ancient Egypt and the way of life including jobs, family life, afterlife (mummies!) and a copy of the Rosetta Stone. I visited midweek and coincided with school groups but this meant I could eavesdrop on the talks given by museum staff. Don't forget to ask... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is super weird and strange and fantastic and you should go. The Rosicrucians are a bizarre order of mystics, basically an occult-ish group with good intentions grounded in Enlightenment-era principles. They have a thing for Egyptian mythology, so they built a museum to it! It's a pretty solid museum with a recreated Egyptian tomb, mummies, and artifacts. Definitely... More 

Thank Dgunderson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most famous Egyptian museums in the world. It is extremely well done. We met Dr. Zahi Hawass, the former Director of Antiquities, in Cairo. He recommends it. The only weak area is the planetarium. It needs work. The overall museum is excellent for children and adults.

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. I remember going there as a child on a field trip and had the pleasure of chaperoning my son's 1st Grade class for their field trip. The pieces and information they have on hand is very thorough and well kept. The docents are so knowledgeable and friendly. Such patience to work with so many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum with real mummies. You can go through the whole exhibit in about an hour if you're just skimming through the information. Big enough to keep children focused and entertained without overwhelming them.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two Sphinx statues greet you at the entrance. You can choose audio guide tour or just go through it. We chose the guide. Lots of Egyptian artifacts from archaeological digs. Coffins of pharaohs and also mummies. These are blackened skeletal remains. Kinda gross, but kids should like. Very interesting visit to this museum while in San Jose.

Thank mariedesjardins
Alamosa, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are quite interesting, particularly the tomb and the mummies. You'll enjoy the architecture, especially if you visit the beautiful gardens and see the other buildings on the campus.

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