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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Fortunate to Have Egyptian Museum So Close

What a fascinating place to visit. It's an experience, not just a visit to a museum. It begins with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MsMouseCalifornia
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California
Revisiting the Museum

I hadn’t been here since my mom took my brother and I in elementary school, but since my husband... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine S
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San Jose, 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 good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (61 reviews)
“peace garden” (15 reviews)
“real mummies” (13 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating place to visit. It's an experience, not just a visit to a museum. It begins with admiring the museum building itself, desert exotic, surrounded by tall palm trees, beautiful gardens and fountains. I could spend the whole day in the garden. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been here since my mom took my brother and I in elementary school, but since my husband had never been I thought we’d check it out. What’s great about this place is its not just a museum, it is a property that transports...More

1  Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definetly worth seeing, there are many fascinating exhibits here. The grounds are vast and beautiful, with many opportunities for photos. The tomb tour is a must and happens twice a day. There are self audio tours available and stampable passports to mark...More

2  Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose is an under-appreciated and yet world famous place to learn about life in ancient Egypt. With complex dioramas, jewelry, recreated underground tombs, paintings, statues, REAL mummies and a video documentary of the 'through the coffin' scanning of their most...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, fun, friendly and engaging Egyptian museum in San Jose. OK, it isn't the Metropolitan or British Museum, but it also doesn't pretend to be. They have some wonderful artifacts, some interesting reproductions and overall, a very rewarding collection for children and...More

Thank Howard R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say it's not a total loss and it is educational but it's pretty small and very dated on the exhibition's (No pun intended). And it was very poorly lit and hard to see at times. My boys liked it ok. Ages 12 and...More

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very pleasantly surprised. The collection was much bigger than I expected. The museum looks smallish from the front, but it goes back and up. Has a copy of The Rosetta Stone and an Egypian tomb and mummy. Amongst other artifacts. I particularly liked "...More

Thank krystynalett
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. My teenager and my younger children loved the “cave.” The little ones had alot of questions. I wished they had guided tours.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

They have about four galleries of artifacts on display. You can tour a replica of a tomb, and thereias a planetarium, although they did not have an appropriate program to show in it when we were there. The gardens and architecture outside were a nice...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Familiar with Egyptology and various dynasties during my stay at Cairo for four years till 2012. I could see a miniature Egypt in this museum with even animal mummies, which I do not recollect seeing them in Egypt. The Museum set up with big names...More

Thank KS R
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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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