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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  • Very good option for those who want to explore their knowledge, very interesting expositions, everyone will find something for themselves, seasonal exhibitions also plus
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  • Excellent examples of great quality; suggested as a complement to the visit of Pompeii since there is an extensive exhibition with vestiges of the city and its customs. Connected to the subway, line 1, is very easy to reach.
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  • Wonderful Audio guide little provided in the comments too bad because c is very noisy when there are children to the wide... The tour by the guide seems to me dear she is announced at 30 euros per person for 1 h at no charge...
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  • So much to see and do here! Tickets are available in advance but aren't required. We showed up without Tickets and waited for probably 5 minutes in line. There are free lockers for backpacks which are not allowed inside the museum. I was super sweaty by the end of the visit because my backpack was the only carrying thing I had. I think purses might be allowed. I wish I would have brought one to put my Slim Jims in. #hungry. We were there with our 3 kids and my parents and we needed a lot more time and attention span to cover the entire thing. Still, it's well worth a visit even if you only have a little bit of time. Tip: Don't miss the secret cabinet (or secret room or secret museum depending on who you ask). Unless you've had the birds and bees talk with your kids, make them wait outside. Or, don't but don't say I didn't warn you. No, YOU like that kind of stuff.
  • This was the highlight of my stay in Naples. To be fair, I am archaeologist so I'm a little biased! The museum, whilst quite small, has a wonderful collection. I was truly blown away by the Pompeii display. If you are in the area and going to Pompeii I believe this museum really heightens your experience and understanding of how Pompeii and its people were. There was no line when we got to the museum around 10am and we got in for €6 each because we are under 25 EU citizens. 10/10 would go again!
  • The museum has brilliant and unique objects. The building itself is filthy, had a smashed and taped-up window near to the Alexander mosaic and had peeling paint. The displays are sometimes good and sometimes appalling. Where does the gate taking go? Such a pity that the priceless objects are housed with such neglect.
  • Incredible. Will completely change your view on the history of art. Roman artists where just as capable as renaissance painter or sculptor. Considering the mosaics and paintings are from two relatively insignificant hamlets to the south of Rome the art shown here will really make one ponder the loss of the all the art of the ancient world. Visiting is must.
  • Impressive collection, skillfully presented in a beautiful building. Somehow understated however, and I'm certain they have so much more they could be displaying.. but well worth a visit.

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