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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Good History Museum kids can learn a lot of stuff a lot of old memories stories in general good Historic Museum

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good History Museum kids can learn a lot of stuff a lot of old memories stories in general good Historic Museum

Thank Munna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every few years I come to this amazing museum, and each time I am enthralled by the Egyptian history that is available to us right here in San Jose. The size of the Rosicrucian makes it all the more accessible and without crazy long lines. Especially the crypt you can walk into!

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt and related civilizations was more extensive and better explained than at many larger, better known museums. Even the special exhibit on alchemy was fascinating. I usually skip bookstores, but was disappointed there wasn't one here because I would have liked to learn more.

Thank Bill B
San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can go inside a replica of King Tut's tomb, see an actual mummy, and view ancient artifacts, especially those that tell the story of the afterlife.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I visited the Egyptian museum in San Jose. Got there right at opening. Best to beat the crowds. A lot of people were arriving later, but not too bad. The price of $7 for a senior was good. This place is vast. We stayed for two hours and did not get to see the whole thing. They... More 

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

i love the museum for its serenity,beautiful surrounding and the imagination it gave me when i am there. I just let myself get lost inside of the museum with the mummies and others artifact.i have been there quite a few times over the years, But never get bored.always with the new perspective. In the middle of a busy and bustling... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable price. Nice layout but recommend investing $4 per person for the digital guide. It was a nice relaxing day of learning. If you wish to really take in all that they have to offer, figure about four hours to complete a tour of the museum. Free parking is available for a block behind the museum.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went by myself so I could spend time and see the movies, go on the tour, and explore the museum and the gardens. Since I live locally, I just wanted to enjoy a relaxing time at my own pace. I first explored the Peace Park area. There are fountains, statues, and nice garden area. In the museum, I spent... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought our three children (ages 10, 8, and 7), and they all really enjoyed it. An impressive and unassuming collection that includes a replica of an Egyptian tomb. Several mummies and stele. Really nice gardens as well, so go when the weather is fine. Note that there is nowhere to eat nearby and no gift shop (the kids were disappointed... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum mainly of ancient egyptian theme is one of the nicest I have visited. It is structured a a maze of rooms with plenty to investigate and learn. There are guided tours as well as free roaming choices. This visit I devoted most of the time to the alchemist laboratory. Reminded my of my laboratory when I was a... More 

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