National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Naples

Delve into Italy's diverse history at National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Considered the most important archeological museum in Italy, it boasts a collection of Greek, Roman, and Renaissance antiquities housed in a 16th-century palace. Admire the dozens of intricately-made pieces in the mosaic collection, or visit the museum's Secret Cabinet to see hundreds of Roman artifacts from the site of Pompeii. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance to learn more about the specific pieces, as well as Pompeii's history. Plan your visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Naples online route planner .
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  • There is a ton of treasure here and this is one of the better Italian museums I have visited - sadly, they are often a display of artifacts with little interpretation and context, more of a catalogue....  more »
  • They have many objects taken from Pompeii and Herculaneum, so that if you're going to see these two places it is advisable to spend before by the Museum. In addition you get an idea of what is Pompeii, since they have a large model, scale 1:100, which you very well geared for the visit. The rest of the Museum leaves much to be desired... above all for the €15 which is the buy-in.
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  • This museum should be a must wee when in Naples. Not only does it have artifacts from Pompeii and Heraculeanum it has treasures from the last king that was returned to the citizens of Italy. If you ha...  more »
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  • Pretty boring, loads of Star Wars stuff which seems a little strange for this kind of Museum 12 Euro each, which is 3 Euro less than visiting the Pompeii site. Half the museum is closed off. The outside has the usual Graffiti you find on most of the Italian buildings in cities. The only interesting part to us was the 3d model of Pompeii. Naples it a complete dump of a city, always felt on edge walking through it. I would advise to avoid at all costs unless you love boring museums where they make absolutely no effort.
  • I loved the star wars theme with historical art. The sculptures are magnificent. I was expecting more English description of different segments. That's why it's only 4 star. I loved the 3D modeling of Pompei as well. Pretty neat exhibition!
  • I enjoyed every bit of the visit. As it's stated on almost all gu ides, this is a must-see while in Naples. We were lucky as they had a joint exhibition with Star Wars. For the fans (and history/culture lovers) a true treat. Personally, I love the effort the Museum made to stay relevant and connect to current themes, such as a Star Wars and the making of heroes. Tip: ventilation, as with most museums (in EU) maybe inadequate. Make sure to stop once in a while close to a window. Also, there's an elevator that makes it possible for wheelchairs and handicapped people to enjoy the exhibition. Have fun!
  • Lots to see here and a fantastic Egyptian collection downstairs. So many busts and statues. Staff are pleasant and speak English. Costs about $15 At the door for entry and queues were small in September. You can't take bags in but they have free lockers.
  • Most of the bits you need to see to complete that nagging unfinished feeling after seeing Pompeii and Herculaneum are here. It takes about a half day to see most things maybe longer if you are the type that likes to linger. An audio or book guide might be useful if you have read nothing beforehand. The museum is an impressive building its self, but without air-conditioning or a cafe that I could find, so plan ahead if it's hot.
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