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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
408-947-3635
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Ranked #5 of 80 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 Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The place is probably too full for one day but what a day. They have a planetarium in keeping with the ancient Egyptians knowledge of some of our first astronomy. They also have many exhibits explaining ancient and current Egyptian culture and practices. There is an elevator that can get the physically challenged between floors I believe so fairly accessible.... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It seems totally out of place... an Egyptian Museum right in the middle of a nice residential area.... I have been there half a dozen times. i always enjoy it.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Rosicrutian Museum in San Jose is an interesting museum to visit, complete with artifacts, displays, and mummies. Its an Egyptian museum in San Jose, California. There are planetarium shows, as well as special events. Its worth going to. There is an admission fee.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose is definitely worth several hours. You can come and go the entire day on one ticket and in between all the displays, step out and enjoy the gardens and the planetarium show. Really nice quiet neighborhood where you can catch a Starbuck's coffee across the street and head back in for more viewing... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My mother took me there many times as a kid, and it has been years since I visited. I took a friend back to see where I grew up and we had to go to the Rosicrucian Museum. Granted, there are Egyptian tours that move around the country to different museums, but this museum has been in San Jose over... More

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