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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
408-947-3635
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Ranked #4 of 81 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Squamish, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely grounds, friendly staff, amazing tomb replica (I recommend the tour) and an Egypt collection only outmatched by some of the great museums of the world. Really, I can't recommend this highly enough. It's small - maybe two or three hours worth of entertainment and reasonably priced.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had never heard of this museum, but decided to give it a try based on other reviews. I am so glad that we did! This was one of the most engaging, interesting museums I have ever visited. There are SO many artifacts, and they're organized in interesting ways with fascinating notes written. They weren't dry like you might sometimes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is usually not a lot to do in San Jose. We only go to visit family but this was a great little find which we visited on this trip. It's a good little museum. The ticket you buy is for the day so you can go in and out all day if you want to do it more thoroughly.... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love it! Very hands on place for kids to explore & just have a great time! Your kids will have a blast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very smart and young staff with a couple of graduate school students that will give you hands on artifact learning sessions. They also have a children's sleep over/learning night, if you're not like most overprotective parents, you should let them do it!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had very fond, though odd memories of visiting this museum as a child. Like something from a dream, it had been dark and faded, with real mummies on display and a tomb. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I took my twelve year old son there last week. My fear was that he would be disappointed by... More

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Draper, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Plan on spending about 3 to 4 hours to walk through the entire museum and read all the place-cards. there is tons of information on how they lived and why they believed in the afterlife needing mummification and things to take with them. They had copies of objects from the London museum which added to what was there. The staff... More

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Menifee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here on a very warm August afternoon but nearly froze to death inside the building. The artifacts were very interesting as was the little library upstairs with comfortable seating. There was a replica of an actual Egyptian tomb with very detailed explanations about burials. It seems the ancient Egyptians were almost obsessed wit the afterlife. They started to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is not a museum to take your 10 year old children , anything over that age perfect. Why ? because it a serious museum and the artifacts are amazing it takes Egyptian life for what it was. Now having said that , you need to know that the Rosicrucians are a cult and take there lives seriously so if... More

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Granite Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very impressive, they have an incredible collection of artifacts. The docents are excellent. I do NOT recommend this for young children, some things can be scary for them. (Also young children running and yelling take away the enjoyment from others!) Well done museum with lovely grounds!

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