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“Complementary to Pompeii”

National Archaeological Museum of Naples
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Ranked #20 of 505 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Complementary to Pompeii”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately half the museum was closed, but it was the Pompeii exhibits that was the main reason for visiting. Seeing all the beautiful paintings, statues and especially mosaics put Pompeii into a much better perspective after visiting the ruins.

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“Amazing art, building is disrepair”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

You can see what happens to world class treasures when the budget gets trimmed, but let's be honest this museum looks so bad because the money is squandered, budget cuts or not. There were literally dust bunnies on and in the exhibits. If you look past that, what's housed here (taken from Pompeii) is a wonderful way to round out a visit to Pompeii and Hercaleneum. We saw the sites first ad then the museum, but you can do it in the reverse. If you are getting the Campania Arte card, go to the ruins first as they cost more and only the first 2 sites using your card a free. This museum can take 1-2 hours, but expedient tourists can knock out the big hits in less than an hour easy. There are free, obligatory lockers all the way to suitcase size.

Visited March 2013
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“Especially interesting after visiting Pompeii & Herculaneum”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Because many of the actual artifacts found in Pompeii and Herculaneum are displayed here, I quite enjoyed seeing this museum after having visited these two ancient town ruins - it put them more into perspective for me.

Visited September 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“No Pompeii casts but great collection nonetheless”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our guidebook had suggested that Pompeii casts could be seen in the Museum, of great interest to our 8 year old son. Unfortunately we were told this was a 'common mistake' and that they could be viewed at Pompeii (we had already seen some there). Also disappointing that the 'Beware of the Dog' mosaic was missing - doggone?! Aside from this, the remaining Pompeii relics were captivating, as was the Farnese Collection. Very basic Museum handout could have been improved upon. Visited on 3-day 'artecard' which was great value, including free transport in Campania, free visits to first two attractions and money-off subsequent cultural visits.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great collection, disappointing surroundings”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is where many of the archaeological treasures from Pompeii and the nearby sites are to be found, along with a terrific collection of ancient art from across the centuries. You could easily spend several hours here, particularly after visiting those Roman sites to appreciate what you've seen more. The museum itself is a bit disorganised and doesn't have very good facilities (like a cafe, for example - although there are some vending machines), but the contents easily make up for this.

Visited March 2013
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