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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Neat find in San Jose

Spent a morning here. Neat grounds and buildings; very interesting and exhibits were well done... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tprock
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Vancouver, Canada
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Wonderful

Very well organized and set up. Specially great experience was walk through the crypt (auntentic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
raketak
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california
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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” (62 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a morning here. Neat grounds and buildings; very interesting and exhibits were well done. Price was good and the staff were pleasant. Nice way to spend some time in San Jose!

Thank tprock
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well organized and set up. Specially great experience was walk through the crypt (auntentic size ). We felt like in Egypt without travel there.

Thank raketak
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Five stars. There are few museums like this that are so cheap. Free planetarium show, awesome walk through replicas of Egyptian murals and stone tombs. They held our bags for us while me and my spose ate lunch across the street. I am not saying...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prior to visiting San Jose, I pinpointed this as one of the places I would be going. The exhibits were awesome. I love reading and learning about ancient Egypt so it was right up my alley... the only bad part is that there are stairs...More

Thank Mandiful2007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a bit dated and the exhibits are old in their style of presentation, but it is full of interesting stuff. I enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard about this museum from a friend. Price of admission was VERY reasonable, and worth every penny! The museum itself is not huge, but they cram a lot of artifacts and information into it! We were able to get in on the docent led...More

Thank Holly_Radishes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was at the “museum” which was great until we happened upon a group of about 20 people preaching something. Then, with my 10 year old son watching, they all exclaimed, “Hail Satan!!” Wtf???? Needless to say, we left. Readers can draw their own conclusions and...More

2  Thank FTUSA2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very quirky and cool museum! My mom and I visited all of the antiquities sites in Egypt, many years ago, and they are better, but if you want to see some Egyptian antiquities without a major trip, this is pretty cool. They...More

1  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It feels like you are inside the tombs of the Pharaohs. The detail and the the atmosphere lends to deep learning about this ancient culture that made a great impact on the world. Dr. M

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a truly original attraction that has been well-curated over many years by devotees of Egyptiana. They have some real mummies and artifacts and good replicas of the Rosetta Stone, etc. FYI, My band 'Hotep California' played here several times, once at a reception...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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