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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, 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, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We had visited Pompeii years ago and had always wanted to see the objects that had been removed. We loved the many detailed and beautiful mosaics.

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Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It's small but it's packed with goodies. See the Farnesi collection, especially if you are going to or have been to Rome. Lots of finds from the Caracalla baths. The Pompeii and Herculaneum collection is truly brilliant. Take your time to savour the paintings and most spectacular mosaics from both sites. This museum is an absolute must

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The museum is outstanding with two main collections. The Farnese Collection is on the ground floor--great sculptures excavated from Rome's Bath of Caracalla. On the Mezzanine level are beautiful mosaics taken from Pompeii (mostly House of the Faun). If you come here first and see the rich decorations from Pompeii, your would be in a better position to imagine life... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The exhibitions of antiquities was breathtaking, particularly the mosaics and frescoes from Pompeii. The staff of the other hand were very offhand to to point of being very rude and the floor staff were must unfriendly, we felt quite unwelcome. We are both elderly, quiet academics . Compared to other European museums, this one was obviously suffering from severe funding... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of the main reasons we traveled to Naples was to visit the National Archeological Museum of Naples. Their collection of mosaics, Sculptures and other artifacts from Pompeii is amazing. Having visited the Pompeii on an early trip we keen on seeing those items selected for the museum. It was awesome. You really want to spend the better part of... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum houses artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples and its surroundings. The collection is rich, beautiful and definitely worth the visit. The museum's biggest attraction is the mosaic from Pompeii depicting Alexander the Great. Other mosaics, paintings, statues etc. from Pompeii and Herculaneum are beautiful! The statues from the Farnese collection are great as well. The collection spans from the... More 

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North Adams, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Like many others we found many of the galleries closed. However I was delighted to be able to see up close beautiful frescoes from Pompei and marvel at the great drawing skills that the artists displayed. Before Giotto. I also enjoyed the Farnese Roman sculptures, portraits of historical figures that we have all read about, Marcus Aurelius was a handsome... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I visited this museum ten days ago after a day-long trip to the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, intent on seeing a lot of artifacts from those sites. When I finally arrived at the museum, I was told that the majority of the galleries were closed due to lack of staffing. What a disappointment! What I did see (some Pompeii... More 

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Modena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were in Naples and planned a tour of Pompeii. I read that many historically significant items from Pompeii were stored and displayed in this museum. I was disappointed in the number of rooms that were closed! I really wanted to see the small scale model of Pompeii and the statues saved from Pompii but both rooms were closed. I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fantastic statues, Farnese Bull, Erotic room! Roman as well as Greek history. Even a statue of Nike, Godess of Victory, although headless!

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