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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
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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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This gem is a great place to stop for a visit. It is interesting. The staff is very engaging and there is lots to learn. I recommend it if you are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This gem is a great place to stop for a visit. It is interesting. The staff is very engaging and there is lots to learn. I recommend it if you are in the area.

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Thank ArleenI0114
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting displays; lots of mummies, human & animal. Has a small pyramid that you can walk through. Can spend 1-2 hours in the museum. Planetarium show wasn't one that looked like the night sky projected on the ceiling; it was just a video narrated by Whoopi Goldberg--boring; fell asleep, so skip that. Can walk down the street to the... More 

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Thank James L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool museum with no lines. Excellent Egyptian simulation and reproductions. Not very expensive, and off the beaten path.

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Thank Ossie B
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family. Grandchildren 8 & 10 yrs old loved it! I was impressed they stayed interested for several hours. Great collection, they loved the tomb of course. Would definitely recommend it. Very reasonably priced! Not impressed with the planetarium just a documentary was shown-it was free though

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Thank K N
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My child is into Egyptian right now so no better place than this. Nestled in a historic neighborhood of San Jose, it has a very pretty landscaped ground with ponds & pavilions. The museum is not big, basically 4 big chambers, but it was better than most of exhibition of Egyptian artifacts in USA. A throughout display of all aspect... More 

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Thank Minnie Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is considered to have the biggest collection of mummies of course after the Museum of Cairo! It’s a wonderful place to go to with your children. We went there in January 2016 with my husband and 2 children and we all loved the experiences. The children could not only learn something about the ancient Egyptians but also run... More 

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Thank AliceDepp
Sonora, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome place to visit. You really need half a day to see it all. There is lots of history here and some awesome displays. My favorite was walking thru a tomb

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Thank Kamie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great value for money. Not very expensive, but guided tours inside and even though the exhibition is limited, it is informative and well displayed. The reconstructed tomb is interesting as is the mummies. I also like like that the house and the garden is constructed in an Egyptian style, even though I'm not to judge how authentic... More 

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Thank Maths B
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lot of idolatry packed in a small space. educational and interesting, though better as a school field trip for grade school audience .

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

They have a lot of mummies. They also have cats. They have the tombs of some people. They have like a cave that shows how some were buried and the writing on wall and when thieves try and steal they think they are buried there but they are not. They have people there for asking more questions. They show the... More 

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