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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
408-947-3635
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Ranked #6 of 77 attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 1660 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95191 Tel: (408) 947-3635 Web: http://www.egypti... The museum was architecturally inspired by... more »
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

User friendly museum with an impressive collection of mummies, funerary and everyday life objects from ancient Egypt, from 3000 BC to the Roman period. Excellent explanations through the self-guided audiotour or simply reading the descriptions. The reconstruction of an actual tomb with frescoes is very realistic and engaging also for little kids. Even the exterior theme garden is fully enjoyable.... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting and well thought out exhibit. It is educational, especially with the audio tour. However, quite a bit of what you see is a reproduction - at least I recognized a number of things I had already seen in London and Berlin. That does not detract from the uniqueness or interest value of the items and they... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well I have been to the London museum so this wasn't as elaborate as that but certainly worth a stop for the kids. I would recommend a audio tour so that something new can be learnt. Good architecture and we'll done place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A truly unique museum. History, art, arcitecture, gardens and planitarium. If you don't know anything about ancient Egyptian history and life, you are in for a treat. If you have studied Egypt, you still will enjoy the exhibits, tomb and garden. One of my favorite places in San Jose.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unique piece of San Jose. Peaceful and tranquil small gardens. Interesting collection of authentic Ancient Egyptian relics and artifacts.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When I was a little girl, my school would take an annual trip to the REM. Now I'm a member of the Egyptian Museum. As soon as you walk in, you feel the energy change. There's just something in the air. It's quiet inside, no running, talking loud, no strollers. Not a place for toddlers, in my opinion. I have... More

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are even slightly interested in ancient history, this is a great place to visit, and if you aren't interested in history the building and surrounding gardens are beautiful.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Interesting collection but no context. The building is of impressive design. I'm sure the ground would be nice if it ever rains

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Reno, NV
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Almost as good as going to Egypt. Nice presentation in all respects. I didn't care for the planetarium presentation that much but my grandchildren loved it. I'd give this museum a strong recommendation

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Regina, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place was fantastic. As a minor history buff this place was super cool to see. Lots of artifacts (some replicas) from varying periods of Egyptian history. Some mummies and also the park grounds were very well maintained. There is a recreation of a burial tomb as well which also has a nice creep factor due to the low lighting... More

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