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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: +1 408-947-3635
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Compact version of ancient Egypt exhibits.

This museum is about 1 miles walk from San Jose Diridon transit center. The museum complex are tranquil and interesting woth peace garden and exotic labyrinth garden. Thr... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is about 1 miles walk from San Jose Diridon transit center. The museum complex are tranquil and interesting woth peace garden and exotic labyrinth garden. Thr artefacts and story displaying here is a short summary of ancient Egypt and its mummies. The admission fee is ok but if you are teachers or student aged less than 18 years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister lives in San Jose a couple of blocks from the Rosicrucian Museum. We went out for a wak and I asked if she had ever been there. She said no, so we decided to check it out. The place was closed up and the Planetarium side was locked, but it said that it was open on Sundays at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive property and collection of structures and extensive collection of original objects and reproductions. Expect to spend at least a couple of hours and be sure to wander the grounds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the Alchemy exhibit fascinating as well as the fragrance lecture. The docents are well trained and informative. The rest is ok.

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good museum, with authentic items and some elaborate fakes on display. A lot of effort and research was put into this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome museum! We came here and spent hours walking around enthralled with the beauty of the artifacts and with the information. What a wonderful day.

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Thank Phillip D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining in San Jose, CA and we did not know what to do. Then we decided to check out the Egyptian museum and we had an amazing afternoon. Entry fees were reasonable and for less than a dollar my child got a stampbook to take notes, answer questions, and collect stamps in the museum. I love these sorts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during the weekday, less crowded, however they did have two school groups there. A lot of neat interesting relics. A garden outside was nice. There is street parking at the front, but few spaces. The parking area and lot is at the back of the museum, plenty of spaces, no charge. You walk thru the garden area all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has both a museum and surrounding outdoor park. Both are worth a visit. The museum has four areas of interest. I was there when a school was visiting, but it was not crowded. The artifacts speak to all ages. It well maintain both inside the museum and out. I don't remember the cost, but it must have been reasonable.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will recommend this place for anyone that wants to go . My 6 year old girls in joy seeing the Hieroglyphic and the replica Statue of Tutankhamen . There is a water fountain out side and it is nice for kids to run around and take pictures .

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