Antiquarium of Boscoreale
Antiquarium of Boscoreale
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inspec71
Crawley, UK332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
You'll need a car to visit this hidden small museum and rustic villa, which is stranded in the middle of a typically scruffy Neapolitan housing estate. Most visitors will be trying to make use of their €22 5 site ticket, and if you're trying to get a handle on the eruption story, the museum will help fill in some gaps.

It's not very big, or particularly inspiring, and most of the information about displays is Italian only, but you can get the gist of what's in front of you with common sense and Google Translate.

The fragile materials recovered from various local sites such as old shoes, foodstuffs, animal remains, and statues, are kept here. It's the everyday items which help bring the story to life, such as a preserved load of bread, locks and keys and the cast of a domestic dog.

At the time of our visit there was an interesting small exhibition about the restoration of the House of the Orchard at Pompeii, which did benefit from English translation.

There's a small villa on site, which is accessed down a path into the excavation area. The interior is currently closed off for restoration work, but you can walk around the exterior. It won't take very long.

The staff barely spoke any English but tried their best to make us feel welcome and to be helpful. It's an interesting diversion for an hour and can be combined with one of the other sites on the 5 site pass.
Written September 25, 2016
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Rowington
Warwickshire, UK108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
If you are already in Pompeii and have taken the wise move of buying the €20 5-site ticket then the Musuem at Boscoreale which is included in your ticket is worth a visit. It's a 25 minute walk from the Pompei Scavi station using the helpful walking instructions at http://www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk/?q=boscoreale
Note that the Villa Regina next to the museum is currently closed to visitors, but if you've done the main Pompeii site you are probably 'ruined out'.
One thing I really missed from the main site was that there was absolutely nothing on display that they had found apart from the shells of the buildings. This museum at least has a reasonable collection of artifacts (although all of the best ones I believe are in the main museum in Naples) to give some insight into how the people of Pompeii lived their lives, what they ate, their cooking utensils and small domestic items.
There is some helpful description, but it is all in Italian (well, all of the signage in the British Museum is in English so can't really complain).
Written February 19, 2013
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bernard69
Tivat Municipality, Montenegro6,754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
If Boscoreale,2km north of Pompeii is famous for its vineyards of Lacryma Christi and its treasure of 109 items of silverware buried by its owner before the Vesuvius eruption and found in a winetank,very few people visit its Antiquarium,an archaelogical museum with finds from Ercolano,Pompeii,Oplontis,Stabiae but also a museum of the natural history of the area in the ancient times.
The first room illustrates the Vesuvius area in the Roman period and the main human activities(textiles,medicine,perfumes,religious world..)
The second room exhibits items found in the nearby villae rusticae and at this time is held a very interesting exhibition on plaster casts(casting techniques used at the Vesuvian sites).

entrance fee:5,5 euro valid one day for Boscoreale,Oplontis,Stabiae

hours:1st November-31th March:8:30 to 17:00,till 19:30 in Summer,closed on 1st January,1st May and 25th December

via Settetermini,15 Boscoreale
www.pompeiisites.org

Adjacent to the museum stands the VILLA REGINA,a typical roman farming settlement for the making of wine,closed to visit when I was there.
Written February 3, 2011
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Freek B
The Hague, The Netherlands13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The museum has a nice collection, but not very special. The villa is closed to the public and can only be viewed from a distance. We walked from Pompeii to Boscoreale and from Boscoreale to villa Oplontis. In terms of distance to do well, but what is Boscoreale a dirty place. I have rarely seen so much dirt and waste in the street as in the surroundings of this museum. In some places it smelled awful. In short, do not go.
Written April 25, 2018
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Italy2013_13
New York City, NY41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Yes, sadly, there is garbage in the area around the museum and it is a bit depressing, However, don’t let it prevent you from seeing this gem of a museum. We visited Oplontis first (Torre Anunziata station) and then went one more stop to Villa Regina station. It’s an easy walk from the station to the museum, under half a kilometer. Our ticket worked for both sites. Also, the train station is new, very nice and clean, and has a good snack bar.
Written July 9, 2018
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Andrea_Wallette
Toronto, Canada163 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
We were the only people, other than staff, in the building. All of the signs and descriptions were in Italian only. We were not able to really appreciate what the exhibits were trying to show as we could not understand them. The staff also only spoke Italian and did not seem really interested. The museum is off of the beaten path and you will need a vehicle to get there.
Written August 1, 2014
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Jezz C
Hickling, UK2,715 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
I wanted to visit absolutely everthing and this was only 900m from the hotel I was staying in and already had the 5 centre ticket purchased in Pompeii which lasted 3 days. The attraction is in a vile area and with young italian kids buzzing around on quad bikes and scooters we made the trip undaunted. The attraction would be great but unfortunately it is only a single villa and you are not allowed into it only walk around the outside walls. The external walls are really high and therefore there isnt much to see. The rest of the attraction is made up of a small museum, which isnt bad if a little limited. My favourites were the plaster casts of a pig and a chained up guard dog, plus the mesmerising cast of a womans head which mouth covered by robes.
Written June 22, 2013
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NVPeg
NV45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This small museum is not to be missed for the seekers of all things Ancient Rome. All of the preserved bits and pieces (food, clothing, household goods) are on display. A visit will fill in the gaps after a trip to a Pompeii. Of note---not all Circumvesuviana trains stop at Villa Regina station. But once you get the right train, it's an easy walk. Follow the signs to the Scavi Villa Regina and the museum is next door.
Written April 8, 2018
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Philomene T
Paris, France30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Not well indicated so we think we found the place..-... 20 minutes from the station..... - ...But not the entrance! And boscoreale in general was quite a worrying place to be for 2 girls - we received way too much unwanted attention despite dressing normally (no crop tops, no low V necks, no mini shorts/skirts..!!!?)
Written June 23, 2016
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Ben T
64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The museum has some interesting objects from daily Roman life such as eating utensils, pots and pans, and wine vessels. The site of Boscoreale itself was not open to the public when I visited in February. The site is fairly small and only includes about two or three villas in a single block of land.

The site and museum are fifteen minutes away by walking from Boscoreale train station. If you are big on history, and have a working knowledge of ancient Campania, you will appreciate the site. If not, then it might be best to stick with Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Written February 11, 2015
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