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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Run down and kind of creepy

The collection has a few impressive pieces but, the place is a bit run down and kind of creepy... read more

Reviewed today
brandonslocum
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San Jose, California
I felt like I was in Egypt ... "Don't read from the book!!"

This museum was beyond my expectations!!! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pinnacle07
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Chicago, IL/Fort Worth, TX
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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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  • 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 today

The collection has a few impressive pieces but, the place is a bit run down and kind of creepy. Rosicrucian history is in the spotlight. The gardens are nice. I wouldn't visit again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was beyond my expectations!!! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and the grounds are relaxing, as long as you didn't read from the book! Yes, they do have a section of the "Book of the Dead" as referenced in The Mummy! YOU HAVE...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Egyptian Museum in San Jose is great for both adults and children. It contains many real artifacts as well as a replica of a tomb. I went there as a grammar school student and now as a grandfather have taken my grandchildren there. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a local treasure in San Jose, California. Close to the Rose Garden which is also worth a walk-through, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a fun and interesting place for anyone in your group who would like to see some genuine artifacts up...More

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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 2 weeks 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

Thank Paul D
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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

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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

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cabrales2017
8 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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