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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

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Address: Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 039.081.4422149
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum...
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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A must after visiting Pompei

Good value for money and very friendly and helpful staff....we loved this Museum! However, although they have tried to translate some of the explanation in English, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Good value for money and very friendly and helpful staff....we loved this Museum! However, although they have tried to translate some of the explanation in English, the description are often only in Italian - mind you, we decided not to have the audio package as we like to do things as a family and discuss it, rather than listening to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Went here to see the collections from Pompeii and Herculaneum. There is a great collection of Mosaics and artefacts but there is little or no English explanation of their history. Staff were very unhelpful and spoke no English. There are no plaster casts on display at this current time as they are away on a world tour which was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must to visit if you are going to Pompeii. It contains a wide range of artefacts from the Roman sites around Naples, my suggestion is to to it before visiting the main Roman sites. Downside, as usual with all the Roman antiquities in the Naples area the staff at the museum are disinterested and unwelcoming. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Sculptures are nice but the mosaics and frescoes were outstanding. Good to visit here before going to Pompeii or Herculaneum. Definitely check out the "secret room." Price was reasonable for all there is to see. Allow at least three hours to see all the exhibits. Nice museum shop with books and souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It is a very rich museum with a lot of pieces to see. Our private guide, who had taken us to Ercolano and Mount Vesuvio top earlier in the day, took us around the museum in 2 hours in a very productive way. We didn't get confused with the little disorganization of the circulation between the various rooms. One can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Enjoyed an afternoon visit here. Half day is enough. Many of the frescoes from Pompeii are displayed. Interesting but not the same impact as walking among the town seeing them in situ. Terrific marble sculptures of various Mythological and historical figures although some seem to be copies of Greek work held elsewhere. One highlight is a gladiators helmet. Fantastic glassware... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

...but go anyway. A lot of the sections were closed, and that could have been the reason that I was underwhelmed. Since it was less than expected, I'm glad that the audio guide is included. I was able to listen to just about all of it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are some lovely things to see that complement a visit to the site of Pompeii and/or Herculaneum, but the closed rooms are a definite problem. But, there's no where else, so ....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I came to Naples in part to specifically do research at this museum. But, when I go there, every single exhibit that I had wanted to see (there were at least 5) was closed for renovation. If you have something specific you want to see, call ahead! Their website didn't have much information that I saw about things being closed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent, inexpensive museum. This is where most of the Pompeii artifacts are located. Pair this with a short train ride and tour of the ground of Pompeii for the complete experience. In addition to the Pompeii exhibits, they have lots of other cultural and national exhibits worth viewing.

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