Specialty Museums in Naples

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Specialty Museums in Naples

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  • Happy holidays
    Glasgow, UK94 contributions
    We took a day to see this museum and ww were very impressed with all the works of art we could enjoy. There are a lot of artefacts from Herculaneum and Pompeii in this museum but if you are looking for the plaster casts of the poor people who perished, you can only see one. There are different areas with other things to see, Egyptian etc. This museum is an excellent place to spend the day and week worth the trip.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Max
    1 contribution
    A wonderful anatomical collection, consisting of malformations, developmental stages of embryos, different pathologies and general anatomy. The museum is free to visit and they provide a free audioguide in english! Would highly recommend.
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,146 contributions
    The only example of a national railway museum that I knew of before visiting this one is the York Museum.
    I believe that Pietrarsa can hold a candle to York in terms of the richness and value of the material on display. In the meantime, its location in the former factories created in 1840 by the Kingdom of Naples, for maintenance and partly also for the construction of railway material, is remarkable.
    The historians of modern Italy are well acquainted with the tale of Italian railways starting from 1839 (date of the opening of the first section, Naples-Portici, which still passes just outside the Museum). For instance, they note that this early departure of the railways in the Kingdom of Naples doesn't correspond to an equal development in the following twenty years (those preceding the Italian unification): in 1860 they were operational in the Kingdom of Naples (southern Italy plus Sicily, by far the largest state in Italy) 127 Kms of railway, compared to about 100 Kms in the Papal State, 332 in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, 656 in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austria) and 835 in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia.
    The grandeur of these industrial "containers", now used as a museum, is all the more astonishing. In particular, the pavilion hosting the steam locomotives (and also some electric ones), at the southern end of the museum area, is impressive; both because it's the largest of all (a real "cathedral"), and because it contains a very rich series of steam locomotives, each adequately illustrated with captions in Italian and English.
    But the other pavilions are also noteworthy; such as the one that, in addition to many electric locomotives, houses, among other things, a coach from the train of the King of Italy from the 1930s, and a rare coach for the transport of prisoners.
    Yet another pavilion has an assortment of diesel-powered locomotives; another retains the original machinery for the maintenance of the locomotives; finally another one preserves models of trains, including two large working models: one reproducing the Florence station and the line to Bologna and another reproducing the Rhaetische Bahn line from Tirano (Italy) to St. Moritz (Switzerland) in its initial stretch, the one straddling the border.
    The location of the Museum has no equal in the world: from the external terraces the view sweeps across the entire Gulf of Naples, including the islands of Capri and Ischia, while Vesuvius looms behind it.
    It's probably possible - I write this always bearing in mind the example of York - to do more in the sense of the museum's interactivity (British institutions seem to me to be masters in this). But already in this way the Museum is an outstanding - and quite unexpected - attraction of the Naples area.
    Written December 15, 2021
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  • Jennifer Barker
    2 contributions
    Compulsory stop for those visiting Naples: the museum exhibits a priceless treasure. A journey into the history of Neapolitan art. A must visit.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Sue M
    13 contributions
    Make sure you visit this place. It's wonderful and only 6 Euros! Take a funicular up to Vomero and spend the day there! The Certosa is so beautiful and there is so much to see. We didn't get to see the Castel Sant'Elmo as we spent so much time there! It was recommended to the owner of my B&B who is a local and he was so right. I would happily pay double this as there is so much to see and far better than the Castel Nuovo!!
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • Jan B
    79 contributions
    Whether you have kids or not, I really suggest you stop in this magic place which will take you back to your childhood.

    The story is really amazing and what these people have been doing for generations is really moving.

    I went with my 8ys old daughter, she was delight to see that magic world made of ancient and modern dolls. The lady in charge got my daughter dressed as a real doctor ready to visit her favorite puppet.

    The feelings we all felt worth the ticket!
    Written March 22, 2022
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  • Stephanie
    Washington DC, DC75 contributions
    This is a small museum with some interesting civic artifacts and beautiful paintings. The museum is lovely. The only downside is that it’s not air-conditioned (like many things in Naples) and there was a museum guild who followed me around and talked to me too much. It’s worth a visit.
    Written September 5, 2019
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  • bianca
    London, UK1 contribution
    Visiting from London with my girlfriend, was recommended this by group of friends. Great knowledgable staff very good service, atmosphere good quality/ price. Highly recommend anyone visiting.
    Written September 13, 2021
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  • bdmattozzi
    Portland, ME2 contributions
    This is the only display of Neapolitan life (objects, documents, etc) in Naples. Through years of relentless research and acquisitions Mr. Bonelli managed (by himself) to amass a conspicuous number of tangible memories of this incredible ancient city. Make sure to pay a visit to view the collection. It is worth it! Call first!
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • trippingtaffy
    Santorini, Greece213 contributions
    Am undiscovered gem in the centre of the old town, only open since 2019 and hampered by Covid closures.
    The renovation project is inspired by a small group of young students, who as well as giving mini tours in italian and English, have put their heart and soul into the project..
    Be sure to sign their petition for local government funding to help them.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • T. Riley
    Birmingham, UK39 contributions
    I visited with my adult daughter. What an amazing place! So much history and such a thoughtful combination of authentic documents, along with modern technology. We felt privileged to be walked through the museum by 2 young history specialists whose enthusiasm for all things social and cultural is infectious! A real highlight of our stay in Naples. Very thought provoking and impressive. Definitely recommend.
    Written June 7, 2019
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  • Sue H
    Selby, UK14 contributions
    Although a bit run down in places this park gives locals and tourists alike a nice peaceful place to sit and relax away from the traffic noise and hustle and bustle of the city. There is a wonderful view of Naples Bay just past a terrapin pool (these were quite entertaining to watch competing to climb onto wooden floats). There are numerous park dwelling cats who may join you on or under a bench to sleep in the shade.
    Written July 13, 2019
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  • Antoaneta Andonova
    Naples, Italy6 contributions
    A unique piece of Naples’ history is semi-hidden in the Galleria Umberta off a narrow street not far from the waterfront. Museo del Corallo features exquisite, hand-crafted coral jewelry and retraces the history of local coral processing, a once flourishing industry in nearby Torre del Greco.
    On the ground floor is a showroom displaying modern jewelry for sale. Upstairs, the museum, where you can take a private tour, displays antique necklaces and cameos carved from coral, ivory and tortoise shells in the shape of trees, animals and mythological deities. The more intricately crafted cameos depict scenes from the ancient world, and are truly impressive.
    Documents chronicle the jewelry’s history, some of it dating back to the early 1800s when Bourbon kings ruled the city. The owners carry on the tradition of fashioning coral jewelry for royal clientele, although you don’t have to be a king or queen to buy a piece. They’ll even personalize an item with your initials.
    Written May 7, 2019
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  • Ryszard L
    Sydney, Australia330 contributions
    Easy to find, easy to navigate and the Escher exhibition was quite one of the best I've ever attended. Naples seems full of exhibitions these days it's most exciting to see my beautiful Naples shaking off its dirty and seamy past to emerge as a real tourist destination, at last! I hope that all future exhibits are as good as this one.
    Written April 8, 2020
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  • daunia
    Napoli-Victoria65 contributions
    The museum has two large halls filled with stuffed animals from all continents, and of all sizes. They are not scary for kids, and presented with basic information in English and Italian. In addition, large skeletons of a whale and a Mammoth. The museum is of an old fashion style.
    Written January 3, 2018
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