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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 Naples, Italy
039.081.4422149
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Ranked #28 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Museo Archeologico Nazionale is a wonderul Museum to wonder through!  However it is important to check ahead if you want to see specific... more »
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in Greek/Roman antiquities, this museum is as good as any I have seen: the exhibits are given plenty of space, and some of them, like the Farnese Bull or the sculptures taken from bath houses are truly monumental. I'd recommend going the day before or after a trip to Pompeii/Herculaneum, as each visit will enhance... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A lot of the paintings and mosaics on the actual sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum are modern replicas. The most important and authentic ones are kept at this museum. Sadly as a lot of other reviews indicate, half the museum was closed off for refurb or lack of staff. We didn't get to see a good deal of the Pompeii... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is completely underrated in my opinion. It has work that is no where else in any museum that I know of. The Greek & Roman sculptures are a phenomena; the treasures of Pompeii & Herculaneum et al, are all here...and not in those locations anymore. Would recommend going to Pompeii or Herculaneum first so you have the context,... More

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mims florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had to change our plans as one of the party broke a toe on ship so walking 2 and half hours around Pompeii was not possible, to the rescue was this Museum, a 20 minute taxi drive from port. It has a floor devoted to Pompeii and its own "naughty" room of erotic sculptures etc. Very well presented. Limited... More

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michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If I rate this museum just on the artifacts from Pompeii, I would give it a five. Seeing these artifacts in person were incredible, especially when you combine those with the actual tour of Pompeii. The downside is the audio tour isn't marked well. A lot of the exhibits have numbers that correspond with the tour, but a lot of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went to this museum at the start of our holiday, choosing to do it first as we were staying in Sorrento and didn't plan on visiting Naples again. We did enjoy the visit but found it difficult to put anything into context as everything is labeled very simply and not always in English. Perhaps we would've enjoyed it more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Amazing collection, beautiful museum. You can spend an hour or two or the better part of the day. A must if you're at all interested in Pompeii.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There is much more to see apart from the items removed from the ruins. If these items had not been removed and installed here for safe keeping, they would surely have been plundered as Pompeii in particular has poor site security. After visiting the ruins, it is great to see the many exquisite items on display.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

This museum is by far the most important sight in Naples but the state it is kept in is a disgrace for whomever is responible here. Large sections of the museum are closed because of lack of staff (including the rooms with some of the most famous mosaics). It is also terribly curated and it is easy to miss some... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing sculptures at the ground floor. You'll be amazed by the mosaics and the halls full of objects brought from Pompeii. You'll definitely not regret this visit!

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