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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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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love mummies. The decor of the museum is great. I will return soon. The price was also very reasonable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This amazing museum has strange and mysterious origins. The collection is brilliant with a lot of chances to interact with the artefacts themselves. I held a 2000 year old oil lamp - with gloves and all care - amazing! Well worth a few hours of your time.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is the one about Ancient Egypt located at Amorc's Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts. Displays Egyptian burial practices, after life and mummies as also their Gods and religion, their ancient King etc.. The exhibits neatly organized and well maintained.... More

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Squamish, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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