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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Everyone should go to see this once

This is a really interesting museum you should see at least once. I have been there 4 times and I don't really want to go back, but it was cool the first couple of times.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really interesting museum you should see at least once. I have been there 4 times and I don't really want to go back, but it was cool the first couple of times.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my two young kids; 5yrs & 8yrs. My 5 yr old found things interesting but did get bored. My 8 year old was fascinated by a lot of what we saw. They of course loved looking at the sarcophagi. They did a great job showing lots about the Egyptian life. We enjoyed walking around the gardens. Well,... More 

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Thank Manateegirl
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit.Need more than a day if you want to go through all their exhibits.Detailed history provided with each display.The displays are on three levels. Parking available on the street.Its right across the Rose Garden.

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Thank Sameere26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have taken my own children and groups of kids to this museum. Great displays and cool mummies. It's not so big as to be overwhelming. Be sure to see the tomb.

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Thank Linda B
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is great provides a lot of information regarding the history of the early Egyptian era. There are a lot of artifacts to view and read about. Some of the art work are replicas of the originals, but the information provided is very interesting.

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Thank tkey1985
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always enjoyed the Museum alot because if its location. I love going to the Rose Garden so its especially nice to do both.

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Thank 4JMP
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderately sized museum dedicated to Egyptian antiquity. It has a small to medium sized collection - many genuine artifacts but also many recreations, models or simulations. Its good for a general orientation or first taste of Egypt history. But this isn't something I'd recommend traveling far to come see. Highly recommended for children to get an orientation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusual and extensive collection of artifacts and replicas from various historical Egyptian time periods. We went on a Saturday so there were people of all ages including not yet school age. This museum does not offer exhibits for children so there were some bored faces, crankiness and generally distracting noises. Age appropriate is really adult or older school age learner.... More 

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Thank Anne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased with this museum. The whole museum is focused on Egypt, with different room set up for different parts of Egyptian life. The displays were well marked and easy to understand. I felt as though I could take my time and really savor the displays. *Not to miss, but around the corner is a large Senet game... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Largest Egyptian Collection of mummies, artifacts on the West Coast. They have a great replica of an Egyptian tomb and very nice gardens.

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