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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We had read that this was the best archaeological museum in Italy, and we found this to be true. My husband and I are not people who normally visit museums, but we thoroughly enjoyed this one. Most of these ancient artifacts are not behind ropes...More

Thank ddskaggs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'll get the negative out the way first! Never have I been so rudely spoken to by a tour guide in the museum telling us we need a guide and that we would be lost and 'crying' in an hour, we were 'stupid' to think...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed yesterday

An excellent pre course to Pompeii and Herculaneum, somehow it made you wish that there was a virtual gallery supposing the items still, in situ.

Thank _kimac03
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even if you have been to Pompeii this is worth a visit. Many v. Old paintings and mosaics, and of course the unique 'naughty chamber' displaying 2k year-old erotica (from 14 years up).

Thank businessmom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love frescoes, mosaics, sculptures. ...this is the place for you. If you love history. ...this is the place for you. Treasures gotten from Pompeii .... amazing frescoes depicting mythological tales, others just give you insight into every day life of the Romans centuries...More

Thank EST54
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum has a great collection, but unfortunately, like in many Italian musea, these is hardly any explanation of what you are looking at. Not where the exhibited artifacts were found, what century they date back to or what they were use for... A shame!...More

1  Thank mscherm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very popular judging by the queues when we went. A lot of the exhibits procured from the Pompeii and Herculaneum sites.

Thank RedMacca
Reviewed 5 days ago

The famous Archaeological Museum of Naples, home to more baroque art than anywhere in the world and some of the world’s finest collections of Graeco-Roman artifacts was to say the least, impressive. This museum was one of the first of its kind to be built...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've visited the museum several times hoping to see a bit more every time but it hasn't been possible: Many rooms are closed for "manteinance" or because employees on holidays or under strike ... I wouldn't say nothing good or bad about it ... Don't...More

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fab museum, €16 entry. Leave your bags in a locker & grab your camera. On the top floor you'll find all sorts of treasures taken from Pompeii after it was excavated, including glassware, silverware, frescos. Also an amazing collection of 2000-year-old Roman statues which are...More

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Joan M
why is the medium closed today ?
June 20, 2017|
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Response from marilynd937 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Tuesdays. Check their website for the opening times.
Which would be a better time to visit, Sunday or Monday afternoon?
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Lise B | Reviewed this property |
I'd go Monday. Weekends are usually busier.
Is there a place to store my luggage at the museum?
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Josh L | Reviewed this property |
yup there are lockers on the right as you enter the museum