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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Yes it's odd and you should visit anyway.

This is a truly original attraction that has been well-curated over many years by devotees of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paul22luap
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San Jose, California
Like in Egypt!

It is a must-see if you don't have a chance to go to Egypt!. The mummy is fascinating and the story... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cyndg71
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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 good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ancient egypt” (64 reviews)
“tomb tour” (25 reviews)
“real mummies” (13 reviews)
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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must-see if you don't have a chance to go to Egypt!. The mummy is fascinating and the story is very interesting. It is small, so it is not so overwhelming and the price is reasonable. Learned a lot!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw the King Tut exhibit when it came around some years ago, and since then, I love Egyptology. This place has more things from ancient Egypt then any other museum in the Americas. I was there many years ago and noticed that they cater...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a museum and more. It has a lot of exhibits for a small place but I especially liked the gardens. You really feel like you're in a far off land but you're in the middle of San Jose CA! Great for families.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection is not extensive and after a while it gets repetitive. There were no must see objects that would draw people in. It is interesting though, there were lots of children and they seemed to be having fun. It mostly focuses on Egypt. There...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I brought our grandson who is 10 to the museum. We went through it and then went to the planetarium as well. It was very interesting. They are very concerned about the children staying with you at all times.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection has a few impressive pieces but, the place is a bit run down and kind of creepy. Rosicrucian history is in the spotlight. The gardens are nice. I wouldn't visit again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was beyond my expectations!!! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and the grounds are relaxing, as long as you didn't read from the book! Yes, they do have a section of the "Book of the Dead" as referenced in The Mummy! YOU HAVE...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Egyptian Museum in San Jose is great for both adults and children. It contains many real artifacts as well as a replica of a tomb. I went there as a grammar school student and now as a grandfather have taken my grandchildren there. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a local treasure in San Jose, California. Close to the Rose Garden which is also worth a walk-through, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a fun and interesting place for anyone in your group who would like to see some genuine artifacts up...More

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cabrales2017
7 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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