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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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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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The Egyptian tomb is very well done

Displays from many different Egyptian eras. The large state of Akhenatun is superb, and the mummies are well cared for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
malyla
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Displays from many different Egyptian eras. The large state of Akhenatun is superb, and the mummies are well cared for.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum is a very nice private collection of Egyptian artifacts. I especially liked the child mummy and also the one with the corkscrew nail holding on his lower leg. Very friendly docents. The building is not very handicap friendly. Lots of stairs. Rosicrucian Park is nice but has seen better days. Now it is mostly unkept plants and shrubs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice, clean, super! We have been here many times. A nice area of SJ as well. There are many artifacts and even a mummy of a cat! We loved the gift shop. Not too big so that you can see the entire museum in one visit. I would not take a very young child here, can be a bit... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 11 yr old son and I spent an afternoon browsing at the museum and watched the show in their planetarium. We've been to many museums in the US and overseas. The Rosicrucian is a bit outdated in their facility but they have a few interesting artifacts like the mummy. The information and facts are very limited also. Overall, just... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great collection of ancient relics including mummies and a tomb. Great place for the whole family to visit.

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here with friends, including one who was born and spent his youth in Egypt who enjoyed it as much as the rest of us. All were impressed with the quality and variety of real and reconstructed artifacts on display. This museum provides much information about each display and docents who are able to answer questions or provide direction... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing with the largest collection on the west coast of Egyptian things. It is a nice day to check out then grab a picnic at the rose garden up the street.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my diversion that I planned for my day in San Jose and I enjoyed it very much. I started by exploring the Peace Garden outside and also walked the labyrinth. You can't get lost in it. It's a path that circles around and into the centre but you can see your way the whole time. It used it... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hidden gem of a museum in San Jose. The drive is awful, really bad traffic to get there but once we got there there was free parking and lots of interesting artifacts to look at. My 7 year old loved getting her little booklet and getting a stamp at each of the stations. The recreated tomb... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosicrucian Museum is a surprisingly good Egyptian Museum! They have a nice collection of artifacts and exhibits. It's entertaining and informative. Worth the visit!

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