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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Explore the age of pharaohs, the Pyramids, mummies, and more at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, one of the region's largest repositories for artifacts from that period. Visit the facility and explore its extensive collection of statues, tools, and household objects from Ancient Egypt, amounting to more than 4,000 items in all. Learn about the Rosicrucian Order itself, a philosophical organization followed by the museum's founder that focuses on delving into metaphysical aspects of human culture, as well as the many gods, figures, and legends from Egyptian mythology and religion. Be sure to check the museum's website for information about its frequent special events and activities. To visit Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and get the most from your holiday in San Jose, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Jose trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 bee...  read more »
  • 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, figur...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • This is a small, strange museum and very poorly maintained. There are some interesting replicas of statuary and some small artifacts like beads, pottery and jewelry as well as some small mummies. There are a few beautiful pieces and it is a relatively cheap museum to see, and it's small enough to go through in an hour or two, depending on how much time you like to spend looking at objects under glass, many of which are poorly lit and most of which are poorly described. It was set up by amateur collectors and it shows. The information about various objects is often vague and sometimes inaccurate. The groupings of artifacts seems quite haphazard. The Rosicrucian Order itself is a somewhat mystical group, so there is also a large space devoted to alchemy and a small reading room with shelves of books on various mystical and "new age" topics. Near the museum entrance you can watch a small video about the order. If you spend the time there, you should know what to expect of the reading room. Overall, it might be worth visiting this museum for the novelty of the building and the grounds more than the contents, but if you have some time and don't mind giving about $12 to a fringe religious group for the experience, it can be an interesting way to spend a couple hours. Just don't expect to come out of it significantly more informed about Egyptian art or history (or even about the Rosicrucians).
  • This was a great excursion. The admission is pretty cheap, which is nice, only $9 when I visited. There are several rooms to explore with plenty of displays and exhibits. Some of which need maintenance, there were several with lights that did not work. Most of the exhibits appeared to be recreations, but they were still pretty amazing. It didn't take long to explore the entire place. The tomb you can walk through was a very nice touch.
  • The scenery outside of the museum is beautiful. All the flowers and statues are really intriguing. If you go to the garden there is tons of plants and a big pond in the back with beautiful fish. Inside if you just wanna browse they always have info next to the artifact. If you are interested in a class they have classes they announce for kids and adults to learn about things like perfume, cosmetics, and even mummification. Overall I think the museum is a great place for learning students or family's.
  • Great experience, much larger exhibit than I expected. Great value for the low cost entrance fee. Highly recommended. Once you visit an exhibit like this, it's easy to understand why Egyptian history is so mesmerizing.
  • Very very cool mummy collection and artifacts. I was particularly surprised by the mummified baboon and the secret it contains. I came here for a school project and was able to find everything on my list in a reasonable amount of time and enjoyed myself in the process. When I attended there was no AC and the platarium was not doing full dome projections but other than those 2 things it was a good experience. Also, the Rosicrucian history is interesting if you haven't hear of that before.
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