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National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy
039 081 4422149
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples, Italy
039 081 4422149
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic collection of objects from Pompeii and other places in Italy. I was impressed with the Secret Room and its erotic ancient art. The zoodiac floor at the third floor of the museum is pretty beautiful as well as the room of the giant statues...More

Thank Adavilson M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked down Toledo to museum. All of ground floor is a must-see. 7th century BC to early AD centuries. Massive pieces. Really good.

Thank Q2364VBvincentc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you haven't visited Pompeii or Herculaneum, the museum is a must-see part of a trip to Naples. The Faranese collection displays a mind-boggling array of sculpures and statues dating back to the early roman empire, and the lower floor which housed the epigraphs...More

Thank tiberius_nero
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very quiet on a Sunday afternoon The mosaic room was our favourite and not forgetting the story of pleasure room

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Allow 2-3 hours to view this amazing collection of artefacts, sculpture and art from Pompeii and Herculaneum, which gives much more meaning to the ruins; and yes, you can see the museum and the ruins in one day, easily if you start early. And if...More

Thank Dr_IFR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am not an art lover or all that knowledgeable about art but the exhibits were interesting to wander through. Many sculptures, but the highlight for us was to see some of the artifacts from Pompeii and the Egypt exhibit was interesting also.

Thank goalieman03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be one of the best museums in the world - mostly due to the inclusion of many finds from pompeii and ercoland (reviews of them later). Was seriously upset that the numismatics section was not open due to a shortage of staff . However...More

Thank Peter e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum to see the Pompeii artifacts. It was well worth the visit. It was simply Amazing! So much to see and well presented. If you are interested in Pompeii or other archaeological artifact then this is highly recommended! Just one caution...More

1  Thank Nancy2518
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum you simply have to visit this stunning museum as part of your trip. Containing all of the artefacts from these historical sites, it is simply mind blowing. Airy, spacious and beautiful, the building itself is a...More

1  Thank beltonhall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paintings, sculptures and mosaics are amazing pieces of art, thanks to the Romans. It is really a must see but not in such conditions. It is an insult to Antiquity. The place needs serious refreshing. It's a 40 years old museography, not educational at all...More

Thank reedge
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Kelly O
19 October 2017|
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Response from cliffyg |
Not according to the published price at the ticket office €12 full price, €6 reduced (EU citizens 18-24 years) and under 18 free - ID required for reduced rates . Museum closes at 19:30 anyway
13 September 2017|
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Response from skivor | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this may now be too late! There is a cafe/bar opposite the main entrance under the pillars. They do slices of different pizzas which were very good and beer, wine etc. If weather good lots of seating under the portico... More
20 August 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