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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Very interesting.

This is a quirky little museum with more than I expected. Some actual mummies and authentic ancient... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great collection with fantastic curation!

This is a very manageable sized museum with a fantastic collection and incredible curation. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126-2126
+1 408-947-3635
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a quirky little museum with more than I expected. Some actual mummies and authentic ancient Egyptian relics. In my opinion the only thing missing is a gift shop.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very manageable sized museum with a fantastic collection and incredible curation. They make it easy to navigate and relevant to the viewer. They also run engaging programs such as papyrus writing, perfume and oils of ancient Egypt and mummy workshops! The place...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum was a great place to kill some time and for 9 dollars it is an absolute bargain considering the amount of content there is inside. We saw a lot of school trips whilst we were looking around and the staff were brilliant with...More

Thank Lakshmi W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place eager to learn about the culture of ancient Egypt and I was not disappointed. This is a rather big museum with lots of interactive things to do and lots of learning. It's very fun and entertaining both inside the museum and...More

Thank Viviana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always wanted to go to this museum and finally we did. The exhibitions were wonderful -- entertaining and educational. The "secret passage" was really fun. Added bonus: the grounds with pillars and ponds. Hard to believe this was in the city! You should go!

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Egypt and this place just brings back the great memories and feelings of being there. The authenticity of the artifacts and the models of the tombs can't be found in very many places anywhere in the USA. The lectures and featured presentations...More

Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat museum in San Jose. I learned a lot. Tom was more into it. Positive people make something that would seem to be boring really interesting.

Thank BeverlyW458
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We managed to get the whole museum in fairly quickly because we showed up late. full of great artifacts and replicas as well as a neat tomb exhibit. parking is around the back in a nice clean lot short walk back up to the front...More

Thank slightlyheavy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is clearly the most extensive permanent collection of Egyptian art I can remember seeing. You enter the lobby and from here, you can go half a floor down or half a floor up, making it two floors of exhibits. Going right and down, one...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This Museum is focused on ancient Egypt and is housed in a building resembling an Egyptian temple. Using photographs and mock ups it educates visitors on the culture and civilization of the time. Unfortunately a lot of the exhibits are rather crude copies of the...More

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Response from Kerry D | Reviewed this property |
This wonderful museum is not the British Museum - it is quite do-able in 2-3 hours depending upon your level of interest. It is quite impressive and ahd gardend and a labyrinth, too.
5 October 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is kid-friendly. I didn't see anything that would frighten a 5 year old. They have an area with kid-friendly and touchable items. One section has an optional walk-through room section that resembles the inside... More
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Response from awm1 | Reviewed this property |
Probably Caltrain from the City to San Jose and then Uber or a taxi to the museum. You can 'google' Caltrain for the cost, schedule and station locations.