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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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+1 408-947-3635
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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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The first time I saw this museum I was 10 years old and I was mystified! There are 6000 year old artifacts as well as mummies and so much more. The Rosicrucian is a very special... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first time I saw this museum I was 10 years old and I was mystified! There are 6000 year old artifacts as well as mummies and so much more. The Rosicrucian is a very special collection of Egyptian artifacts that you will see collectively no where else in this country. We are truly fortunate to have his museum in... More 

Thank Maureen5885
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful Museum in San Jose, CA. Well organized, clean and great collection of Egyptian artifacts. The grounds are lovely too. Visited as a child, teenager and adult. Always found intriguing. A real learning experience.

Thank Marquita_Darling
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The organisers have gone out of their way to make this an excellent place to visit. The exhibitions are up to date, well presented and ample information on different pieces available. The new Alchemy exhibition well presented and informative

Thank Francois B
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is terrific. You can walk around the grounds with beautiful gardens and fun Egyptian statuary. Inside there is a tomb area and also lots of artifacts, which are very well displayed and explained. It's also great for kids. Admission is quite reasonable.

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Santa Ana, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is a hidden gem. I did not expect to find an Egyptian museum of this quality in San Jose. If you enjoy ancient world history, don't miss seeing this place.

Thank Jeanne A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a homeschool field trip. They gave us a good deal to have a docent take the kids around and show them everything. She was great.

Thank CatCat08
San Martin, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting artifacts with real mummified specimens. Makes you think about the days these people were walking around like you and I. Lots of other interesting treasures from long ago. I really enjoyed it as did my wife and teenage daughter. Highly recommend if you are interested in ancient times and lifestyles.

Thank Scott J
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Excellent displays focused almost entirely on ancient Egypt and Middle East. Displays are well presented with good combination of explanatory boards and display items. Some are reproductions (eg the Rosetta stone) but plenty of genuine items. There were quite a few schoolchildren there probably best suited to ages 7/8 and above.

Thank Philip A
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A visit is definitely worth it. I spent two hours there and will definitely come back to see the rest of the museum.

Thank Saskia L
Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Parking..if you are lucky you might get a parking spot on the street at the front entrance. If not the parking lot is behind the building a block away. If walking is a problem be sure and get dropped off at the front of the building. We visited on a Tuesday thinking it would of been pretty empty, wrong. School... More 

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