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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
408-947-3635
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Ranked #4 of 84 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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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The best room is the one on the Afterlife, there's some cool mummies in there and a reproduction of a tomb. Do the tomb tour if you can, it's only 15 minutes but interesting. Otherwise the tomb is a little bit disappointing on your own.

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Hollister, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The exhibits are spaced out nicely and the artifacts all have a story or some information close by. The mummies surprised the children, but they displays were done in a way as to not freak them out. Handicap accessibility is laborious, seems like they could make it more wheelchair friendly.

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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

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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753 reviews 753 reviews
364 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
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 attraction reviews
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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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