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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 #3 of 66 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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190 reviews 190 reviews
39 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Who knew...a little bit of Egypt and mystery in San Jose. For nine dollars one can visit ancient Egypt with historic artifacts and exact reproductions including King Tuts tomb. Having been in Tuts tomb in Egypt I can attest it is a spot on reproduction. Adults and kids will enjoy two hours of Egypt along with the outside gardens.

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Malibu, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This beautiful museum is full of art and so much history. The staff here is a very helpful and very kind and they have free parking and if you have a AAA card to get a dollar discount at entrance. There is a beautifully decorated garden behind the museum and the museum itself has about four different rooms. And from... More 

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Hollister, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is such a fascinating museum. I can't count the times I've been here there's always so much to see I particularly love the Egyptian portion of the museum be wary during the school year because there are lots of classes that come through here with her teachers. I recently took my grandson here who was also fascinated with it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a great museum with TONS to see. I wish we had the kids for this one. Very informational and beautiful! The tomb tour is good! Will come again for sure!

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parker, co
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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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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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