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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Address: Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 039.081.4422149
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Ranked #26 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, both doomed cities after...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, both doomed cities after the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely full of amazing artifacts from Pompeii- quite simply if you love Pompeii you must go to this museum as well! The mosaics are brilliant and the guide- Guiseppe was very informative! You can take photos too which is fabulous. Nice little souvenir shop- bought a poster on excellent thick quality card for only 8Euros- has come up beautifully now... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Having been to Pompeii and seen all the gaps on the walls of the villas it was lovely to see the missing frescoes and mosaics. It is a tragedy that you cannot see them where they belong in Pompeii but at least they are protected from the elements. The detail and realism in the mosaics is quite incredible. The brilliant... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Its amazing that this Museum isn't top of the list of attractions in Naples. It has some of the best collections of historic importance in the world and it seems that nobody really realises it. While people visiting the bay of Naples seem to flock to Pompeii and Herculaneum to see the ruins, very few seem to realise that the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Walking around Pompeii you have to wonder: If Pompeii is so well preserved, where are all the artifacts. In about 1543 when Pompeii was first discovered it began to be heavily looted. So the Pope took charge and had the stuff removed in an orderly fashion. Today many of these items and also from Herculaneum are on display here. Barely... More 

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Amalfi, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I'm ashamed to say that it's taken me 40 years of living in Campania to get around to visiting the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Today I went with an excellent guide, Claudia: extremely informative, clearly knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the museum and its exhibits with plenty of cross references to other sites. I was moved to see sculptures, mosaics,... More 

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Ashland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you are planning a visit to Pompeii, you must take time to visit the nearby National Archeological Museum of Naples. This is the location of most of the intact and full-color frescoes and mosaics that have been excavated from Pompeii. The 2000-year-old artwork is simply amazing. We read about the ancient Romans in textbooks, and seeing their art helps... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Naples National Archaeological Museum is the most important Italian archaeological museum and is considered one of the most important in the world. Contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. Also collections of Greek and Roman antiquities from the Farnese Collection, collected by Cosimo de' Medici and Lorenzo il Magnifico in the 15th century and... More 

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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is place is really cool. They primarily have artifacts from Pompeii here, with some other items thrown in here and there. For special events, it gets packed so check ahead of time if you plan on going. Plan to spend at least 2hrs here, and lots of stairs involved. Picture taking is the norm and I didn't see any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is indeed a fantastic collection they have. But I think the organization could be improved. Many pieces do not have even the data from where they were collected, let alone more information about them. It is really sad. If you like history, archaeology and arts it will be a treat!!! The pieces are in excellent condition and they really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoyed a couple hour visit to the museum. The items were well displayed and there was typically an overview of the displays in English.

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