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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 Naples, Italy
039.081.4422149
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Ranked #22 of 222 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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All Pompeii and Ercolano (Herculaneum) content + secret room (ancient erotic content) is here. The museum staff is a bit disorganized but the content is must to see! Awesome!

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to see if you have, or are going to visit Pompeii and/or Ercolano because so many items from those sights are kept here. Unfortunately, they are cutting back, and large portions are closed for all or part of the day, so, at least for now, it is difficult to know until you get there what... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I visited the museum of archeology after visiting Pompeii. Visiting Pompeii you only see the gross architecture of the town. The frescoes,mosaics, statues, and everyday objects from Pompeii are not in Pompeii - they have mostly been moved to the museum here. Ideally you can visit both Pompeii and this museum to see the beautiful artwork of the ancient city... More

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Naples, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum should be amongst the best in the world. Stunning, priceless exhibits in a spectacular setting. But what lets it down is the terrible administration, disinterested staff, inflated prices, random gallery closures, the lack of signage in anything but Italian, fusty and old fashioned layout, poor maintenance of the artefacts, no restaurant and a crumbling building. We visited today... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Big warning if you are making a special trip. Most of it is closed, though the Pompeii mosaics, Pomepii finds and the erotica room were all open the day I went and well worth visiting. Don't expect any modern displays though this is old-school presentation of glass cases, little cards (only in Italian) and numbered items. Very little contextualisation or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You have to visit this place after visiting Pompeii, to see the household objects retrievd from the ruins and the best of the floor and wall art. The mosaics are breathtaking with the stones a tenth of the size of used in the Roman mosaics I've seen in England. The largest ones (eg the Alexander the Great mosaic) are true... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Even with the audio guide we had a hard time fully appreciating everything we saw- the museum doesn't tell a story. It's truly an archeological museum in the sense that it's just everything collected together in one building. The mosaics and paintings from Pompeii were the highlight. We enjoyed it overall, but do a little bit more research in advance.... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After visiting Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplandis Villa we decided that we just had to come here. Easy to find, not many tourists there, fantastic mosaics and statues. Not very much information in English and a lot of the rooms were closed, I had hoped to see some of the bodies from Pompeii, but none on show. Still we did enjoy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While the trips to the archaeological sights are a must-do, visiting this museum should be on your list! You'll get to see the sculptures of the Farnesi collection, mosaics, frescoes and everyday objects from the sites. If you're lucky, the secret room will be open to view all the erotic paintings and objects for the "faint of heart". It's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

amazing collection of ancient statuary all in one place, beautifully displayed, with a good information booth. easy location in center of town. You might consider hiring a guide for efficient history

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