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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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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Good museum

We visited the museum yesterday and my kids aged 10 and 6 both enjoyed the museum. There are lot of artifacts and my kids enjoyed reading about the mummies. There are also lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum yesterday and my kids aged 10 and 6 both enjoyed the museum. There are lot of artifacts and my kids enjoyed reading about the mummies. There are also lots of sitting areas. One can spend 2 to 3 hours here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely a nice place to visit with so much infromation about Egypt and Mesopotamia. It will enhance your knowledge of egypt ancient civilization and may be a good education prior to a visit to Egypt proper.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty interesting that there is an Egyptian museum in a San Jose neighborhood. You just don't expect it. There are mummies and lots of info to read. I don't think it's a good place for a kid under 10. I enjoyed my visit, will probably be back sometime in the future when I have friends visiting that want to go... More 

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Oakdale
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this museum by accident. I had a blast. It was very informative, and provided a great educational experience for my nine year old son. He has always been fascinated by all things Egyptian, so this was a wonderful experience for him!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the number of displays within the building. It was well worth it, especially since the ticket price was so reasonable.

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Bakersfield, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'd been to this museum many many years ago, and being in the area decided to revisit it with the kids. They have a good size collection and we all enjoyed exploring the museum and grounds. The 13 year old loved it and took time to read about all the exhibits. The 6 year old enjoyed it more than I... More 

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Canton, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went for my daughter who loves everything Egyptian but found the museum to be in need of help. I love the way it is laid out but they are not keeping it up. The pictures have mostly all faded out. There is dust in all the display cases and you can see cobwebs hanging from the spotlights on to... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The museum is surprising in that it attempts to replicate the ancient Egyptian temples and gardens and does, what on the outside appears to be, a decent job. The Grounds and gardens are very pleasant though a part is roped off and visitors are not allowed to access. The exhibits themselves were disappointing, a rather mediocre collection

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum was much bigger than I thought it would be. We all had a great time. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in town.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very interesting place to visit. I would say a must visit site for anyone interested in things ancient Egyptian. Fun too

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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