National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Naples

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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 to see National Archaeological Museum of Naples and other attractions that appeal to you using our Naples tour planner.
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  • Definitely worth a visit! Take a guide at the entrance to enhance your experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, gave great incite into the history and importance of Naples and its statutory!  more »
  • I leave on a bad note: the Museum could be held better but is something that takes second place compared to the rest, because it is a lovely place and it takes a "century" to visit it with due care, because it is rich in artifacts. My favorite piece is the Farnese Cup. I am a proud Neapolitan.
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  • many of the things you've seen in books of history and art history in this Museum without your knowledge ... milestone to see the treasures of Pompeii ... unmissable
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  • They should make easier to understand what they have inside. It looks like it's empty, while it's AMAZING. The price was not right, too high. But you can see some of the most amazing sculptures in the world.
  • We were pretty excited to go here, especially after visiting Pompeii, as everyone said it was a must, but it was pretty disappointing, except for the mosaics room. The mosaics room had a wonderful collection and the audio guide gave a bit more insight to a few pieces. The rest of the museum was either closed off or could do with quite a bit of improvement. There wasn't very many pieces which had an audio guide explanation and those that did were mostly very simple and short 'this is a painting of lady wearing a pearl necklace, origin unknown' and a few of the numbers where mixed up. Another thing that this museum needs is an overall context of the displays. It's a shame because it could be a really wonderful museum if it had a bit more work and thought put into the displays, I hope it improves.
  • Marvellous archaeological collection, but the museum itself hasn't fully entered the 21st century yet. A lot of showcases still have typed notes from the seventies. The descriptions of the artefacts are often extremely short and in Italian, but you can hire a personal guide or an audio guide. But your visit is definitely worth it for the collection itself.
  • Came here on a Thursday night for a special nighttime opening with a lowered two euro cost. They informed me that additional areas were opened for tonight. The main floor has the majority of the marble sculptures which in my opinion is the best part of the museum. As other reviews have stated the descriptions are lacking and many have no English translation at all. However many of the breathtaking artworks speak for themselves and can be enjoyed sans-description. The Pompeii exhibit is also worth a visit, they have a very nice miniature of the city set up for viewing.
  • Perfect for those who enjoy history, particularly art history. Not too big but not too small. I recommend getting an audio guide just so you get a better understanding of the ancient artifacts.