Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, both doomed cities after the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Laura C
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvellous
    We visited this museum before Pompeii which helped me imagine the grandeur of the city when we were there a couple of days later. This museum is full of enormous statues and gorgeous mosaics. There are Picasso drawings that accompany some of the sculptures and statues as well, which added more interest. This museum is the best combination of history and art.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Mic
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the very best
    This museum alone is worth visiting Naples for, I'd put it in same class as the Capitoline Museums in Rome and the National Archeological Museum in Athens. Best known for mosaics and frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum (e.g. Alexander mosaic in House of the Faun) and for classical sculptures (e.g. the Farnese collection).
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • lesley2805
    358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do while in Naples
    I visited here mainly to see the relics and artifacts connected to Pompeii. That alone was fascinating and so detailed, but the rest of the museum was so well laid out it was hard not to visit. You really do need to allow at least a half day to get around, but the whole museum is so easy the navigate, that the rooms just flow into each other. There are plenty of public toilets and a very well stocked and reasonably priced cafeteria serving both hot and cold food. The museum is well placed for public transport, in fact its right next-door to the main train station. I used a 3 day pass which included Pompeii, The museum, and Herculaneum in the price, which I found to be very good value
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Ramona
    Auckland Central, New Zealand674 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    A wonderful museum with many beautiful sculptures & art pieces. You are surrounded by stunning history. There are lots of rooms but there’s only a digital map available & the internet doesn’t work inside. I was surprised that there was no air con in the middle of July, which made the experience not very pleasant.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Nathan B
    Dundee, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    Visited here with my fiancé and it was incredible, so many amazing sculptures and art pieces! I find it mind-blowing how people can create such beauties! It was also very useful for my fiancé's University project which was a bonus, please enjoy the photos I took!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Isa b
    Gatineau, Canada1,452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge!
    After so much walking, I was already a bit tired when I got to the MANN. The museum is huge! I therefore focussed my time. I spent most of my time on the top floor in the Pompei section. I am still so impressed by the vivid colors on the paintings that were saved. Having been to the all white Pompei the day before, it was quite odd to imagine it so colorful in its real time. I also have to admit that I really enjoyed the secret cabinet rooms on the second floor. (which was the busiest section I saw ;-) ). I was trying to imagine how open things were at the time for that neighborhood with such grafic art to have existed. Finally, I look at the very tall sculptures because I find them so impressive. The Farnese Hercules and Bull are stunning. Worth the visit, but plan a bit beforehand.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Graham W
    Wakefield, United Kingdom117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just remember, you’re looking at stuff 2,000 years old!!
    This is a large collection. If you want to do it justice it will take much more than 2 hours. Give it 4! You can buy an audio tour; although this is useful, they need to have more audio points. I think we only really saw about 5 - they need to invest more in this. We were there to see the relics from Pompeii and Herculaneum and we were not disappointed, they are incredible. How did such stuff survive in such a condition and how did the archaeologists managed to clean it up so well. We really enjoyed our visit - we probably covered less than half of the exhibits in 3 hours.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • mah1066ban
    Morristown, New Jersey134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Art
    The National archaeological Museum Naples has an amazing collection. The monumental sculptures are nothing short of spectacular. We visited the museum on September 30, 2023. The only disappointment was that due to some kind of of technical difficulties, the first floor, which contains mosaics was closed. Therefore, we were unable to see the Alexander Mosaic. They didn’t say how long that section will be closed. It is still worth visiting.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Dan447
    73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Roman artworks
    Amazing statues and Roman paintings incredibly preserved from Pompeii and Herculaneum. The museum itself is in an impressive building, spacious, no crowds. Inexpensive and easily accessed by the metro station next door. Highly recommended for lovers of Ancient Rome!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • evonwise17
    Windsor, United Kingdom185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    This museum was fascinating! Room after room of treasures found at Pompei and surrounding ancient greek and roman archaeological sites. The artefacts were divided by type: collections of perfect 2000 year old glassware, etruscan ceramics, intricate jewellery as well as marble statues and even an exhibition of near perfect mosaics from Pompei. I was tired at the end of a long day exploring Naples, but kept being tempted into the next room!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 30, 2023
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
End OCTOBER 2019: *please note things may have changed slightly since I was there.

I was told that buying a ticket online before will save queuing and it did. You bypass the line and go straight to the ticket booth where they issue you with an actual ticket and a map in your chosen language. This is an old museum but very beautiful and being restored in sections outside. There are areas to store large bags as they aren't allowed in. Photography is allowed but without flash.

**The audio guide is good but doesn't always tell you about everything you see there. I ended up stopping listening as it was easier to read the small signs.
**Wear light clothing as it gets very hot in there

I paid E19 full day ticket originally and upgraded to audio, but I forgot how much more it was. Sorry. I spent about 3-4 hours hours in this museum and this includes a small break in the nice cafe.

Once inside most of the levels are accessible by stairs but if you have mobility issues there are lifts which in some cases are near the toilets.

The map of Pompeii, artefacts and info about Herculaneum were great to see as I had been to both, but I wish I had seen them before to put things into better perspective. The amount of exquisitely preserved carvings, cultures and mosaics here will delight young and old.

There are sections on the famous people / heroes / gods and the Hall of the Sundial was just jaw dropping - you will understand when you stand at the entrance and look up. [see photo]

My favourite area was the mosaics which even paid homage to erotica. The Egyptian section downstairs was also super interesting and the first time I have ever seen canopic jars in person. The epigraph section was interesting and it's amazing that all these have survived.

There are also temporary exhibitions in the entry section and up higher.
I loved it here. It is in walking distance a the Galleria and the Castel del Ovo [see separate review].
Written February 2, 2020
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Susan W
Concord, NH26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went to Pompeii and then decided to go to the museum. The collection of mosaics, statues and particularly the frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum are amazing. I would not recommend driving into Naples as we did. There was a long line but we hopped on our phones and ordered tickets which got us in immediately for an additional 3 euro each. As others have said, galleries appear to open and close at will. The website is no help and what we were told by the staff was wrong. We were told some would be open until 1:30pm and they closed well before that. Others were supposed to open at 1:00pm and we happened to discover that they were open around 12:30pm. They were supposed to be open until 5:30pm but abruptly closed around 2:00pm. Even the private Italian tour guides were mystified and pissed. So my best advice is to get there around 10:30am. If something is open and you want to see it go then and hope that the galleries that interest you will be open at some point during your visit. The cafe is more than adequate to grab a bite to eat.
Written January 5, 2020
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Agnieszka Martina
Rome, Italy15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This museum is enormous and fortunately remains open until late afternoon. The itinerary comprises over 12 thousand m2 of exhibition space divided into 3 main sections: the Farnese collection of marbles, the Pompeian collection (remember that the most beautiful mosaics are here, not in Pompei!) and the Egyptian collection. Unfortunately the section of Magna Grecia was closed when I visited it and I was quite disappointed.
Written April 13, 2020
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ruthjanet2016
Northampton, UK224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are some amazing exhibits in this museum (and if you get the Naples/Campania Arte card you can save the 18 euro entrance fee) including finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum. There are also galleries dedicated to the pre-Roman Greek civilisation.
However, due to staff shortages some galleries are only open in the morning, others in the afternoon, so if you want to see the full range set aside a say. Otherwise check in advance which galleries are open.
It is a lovely museum, with plenty of space to enjoy the exhibits, well worth a visit.
Written January 16, 2020
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kph
Amsterdam, The Netherlands74 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited with kids (5 and 7). This museum is very expensive compared to others around Naples (and even Europe). €18 entrance doesn’t even buy you a map of the place. No interactive spaces for kids nowadays is poor in my view. Signs to guide visitors around the museum are poor. Toilets are unacceptably dirty for the price paid.
Written February 26, 2020
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Sarah P
Boston, MA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Make sure you go when the halls with the floor mosiacs are open. They are wonderful. I love that in some Eurpoean museums you can hire a smart person to take you around and explain the importance of various items. We has Antonio Sacco as our guide, and he made the museum come alive (face it, there are only so many marble statues you can see in a day). There's a lot of wonderful items from Pompeii and other local site at this museum, plus items recovered from shipwrecks in the Bay of Naples. This museum is a must-see when visiting Naples. The snack bar is nice, too!
Written March 2, 2020
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK6,835 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The museum was a 15 minute walk from my hotel and I visited on a Sunday morning without making a reservation. Your temperature is checked on arrival and you re required to wear a mask at all times.
The scale of the museum is unbelievable with a great collection of artefacts, that captivate your imagination.
The special exhibition of mosaics was well wither the visit, and you are required to wear protectors over your footwear.
The museum was not that busy first thing on a Sunday morning, but it was a welcome escape from the city heat of Naples, and pure escapism for three hours.
Written August 16, 2020
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Alk S
Greece43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It's common logic that if you visit Naples you have to visit that museum. It's worth 100%! Try not to be very tiered as you have to walk at least 2-3 hours all around the museum to see all these masterpieces. Amazing sculptures, amazing frescos and mosaics. Greek and Roman civilisation at the best moments! Don't miss it.
Written January 26, 2020
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Eleanor
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Some amazing sculptures, mosaics, and artefacts in this museum. It’s worth going to if you’re in Naples and especially so if you visit any of the ruins because a lot of the museums showcases have been brought from Pompeii and Herculaneum. I think it’s about €15 per adult, but they do a reduced price of €6 if you’re between 18-25, and other senior and group discounts too.
Written September 19, 2020
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genibre69
London, UK3,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
A GREAT place to spend a Sunday AM as part of the free museums scheme the first Sunday of the month. So glad I came here first as there was a huge queue outside when I left about 11:45AM.

Room layout is confusing but there are English placards everywhere to translate what you’re seeing. Incredible collection of goods from Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as beautiful mosaics. The “Secret Room” is entertaining. Also recommend the exhibit on floor mosaics that costs €1.50. Absolutely stunning. The Hall of the Sundials is gorgeous, and has an interesting exhibit on the Byzantine Empire. Lots of sculptures, pottery, frescoes, etc to review.
Written March 11, 2023
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