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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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parker, co
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located fairly close to downtown San Jose, my family and I enjoyed boning up on, so to speak, ancient Eypgt with this neat museum. There are 4 rooms including a made-up crypt in which one descends (slightly) to examine findings of a 'dig'. Our children ages 8 & 11 had fun and learning exploring these rooms. They have a fair... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A must visit family attraction at San Jose. Enough wonderful facts coupled with rich exhibits will help the young ones as well as we older ones who know very little about this ancient civilization. "Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America". as mentioned in... More 

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Ontario, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Rosicrucian is a really awesome museum about the Egyptian culture and artifacts. Well the mummies were terrific, but you know Egypt is not only about mummies. The sculptures, the tomb and all of the artifacts displayed here were interesting and well-detailed. If you're in San Jose, you shouldn't miss this!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great Museum, I have been there several times and it is terrific every time. The outdoor sculptures are really nice, the tomb and mummy inside are impressive, but I enjoy the small little artifacts most of all. You can spend quite a bit of time reading/learning

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum has tons of ancient Egyptian history and art to explore. Detailed readings at each exhibit explain the artifacts and there are docent tours of the pyramid tomb replica which you can enter and descend to the burial pit, complete with sarcophagus! Most exiting is the actual glass cased human mummy on view. There are many other... More 

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

This museum is interesting for both adults and children eight and older. A real mummy was always the highlight for the kids. Many different styles of sculpture were interesting to the adults.

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San Jose, California
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29 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

In the heart if San Jose, this museum is easy to get to. The museum itself is a bit outdated, but the educational aspects are on target. There are 3 areas to visit: museum, planetarium and outdoor garden. All can be seen on a single ticket for $9 adult $5 child. Museum closed Mon and Tuesday

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Sanjose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Good place to see in San Jose. The entrance fee is 9 usd and it's worth, especially going with small children. The museum is not really as wide as the others I was before though.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is some cool stuff to see in this museum, including actual mummies and loads of artifacts (real and reproductions) from Egypts pharaonic periods. The grounds around the museum are great for a stroll and the overall experience is well worth it. Note: Strollers are not allowed, so if you have young children, be prepared to carry them if they... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have taken my daughter and groups of 6th grade students to this museum for years, and have never seen a disappointed child. This museum provides very good exhibits (some genuine, some replicas) of Egyptian history, and is large enough to provide a good tour of the exhibits. The docents have all been knowledgeable and show an understanding of dealing... More 

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