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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy
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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.
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Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

The building is vast, only about half the rooms are used and the collection is rather scattered BUT the frescoes from Pompeii are worth going. Note. There is no cafe in the museum but we found a friendly little cafe about 150m away, 're lazzarone',...More

Thank c r
Reviewed 2 days ago

After visiting Pompeii and seeing the preserved Roman remnants, I wondered what other archaeology I could possibly want to see... this museum holds much of what was within all of those buildings and their courtyards. Some of the best archaeological finds from the nearby ruins...More

Thank MichaelNate
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not going to visit the museum but after visiting Pompeii and being told all of the artefacts are now there, we slipped it into our day in Naples. A quick 'pop in' for an hour turned into a steady 2.5 hour wander with...More

Thank Ginge59_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We knew that the Museum was closed on Tuesdays and open on Wednesdays but we didn't chance it. We checked their website and with our hotel. All said it would be open on the Wednesday. So a €20 cab journey to visit it on the...More

Thank DavieD46
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is a massive building and in a sense overpowers the exhibits. Most of the wonderful discoveries in Pompei have found their way here, which is a pity as they would be much better viewed in the original setting rather than pinned piecemeal in...More

Thank Cimerahou
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are only a handful of truly magnificent, mind-blowing archaeological collections in the world. The Egyptian Museum's collections from King Tut's tomb, or the Aztec collection at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City are two that come to mind. The National Archaeological Museum...More

Thank Llywinda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hired a guide which was worthwhile. In an hour or so we saw the highlights without being overloaded. Museum is well curated and spacious, very pleasant experience.

Thank CecilGgibley
Reviewed 5 days ago

The National Archaeological Museum is a must-visit on your trip to Naples. Amazing marble sculptures.

Thank PVasan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spend 3 hours there. It's sort of big. You can book a tour guide to go inside with you, but I went inside alone. There are no places to eat, you can purchase snacks and such from vending machines, there are resturants around the...More

Thank AsmaZaher
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an absolutely must-visit site. You just cannot afford to go to Naples and miss this museum. It contains some of the most magnificent artifacts of the Roman era, especially relating to Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding areas. There...More

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September 12, 2017|
Response from Bilby67 |
Plenty of food places close by. I guess the taxis are everywhere , either at ranks or for hailing.
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours to visit the museum and the Pompeii mosaic displays are well worth the visit
Rebecca B
August 8, 2017|
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Response from SarahxSloan | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. Some are at Pompeii too.