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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  • August 18, 2017
    Make a choice before you start classrooms to visit to avoid s litter the audio guide is really useful... However very unpleasant home of tour guides at the entrance they got mugged because we asked a question... too bad for the city that they are also negative face of tourists...
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  • August 18, 2017
    On Thursday evenings in the summer (I recommend you check out the Museum site) this is open from 19:30 to 23 and with the entrance to €2 (instead of 6), seem to have the Museum all to herself and the statues look different at night. Open sections are still open and in addition there may be cultural events. Personal advice is to visit Pompeii before the Museum to find houses and mosaics visas or appointed during the visit to the archaeological site.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Exceptional Museum in a setting (place) fantastic very interesting Collections, diversified (sculptures, paintings...) and not too crowded Audio guide very useful
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  • Huge, and nice museum with a well furnished interior, and a wide selection of items to look at. Good prices, but quite a line outside the ticket office. The staff were very polite and showed us the way. Most of the museum is beautiful, but there are some empty rooms which are a waste of space. Also there is only a self service bar, and they should really make a normal bar or pasticerria in the museum. A great Egyptian section as well. Highly recommend.
  • Great museum! I suggest if you go to Pompeii to visit this place aswell if you go to Naples. All of the artifacts from Pompeii is here. The display is very impressive. Pack a lunch though because the only food options in the museum are vending machines. An early start is also recommended for entry as we waited in line (in the rain) for about 30min to get through the doors.
  • Some really lovely exhibits here though a bit of a seemingly random mix. Not enough staff so many areas closed each day so you can't be sure what you'll see which is a shame. Spectacular statues. Just sad it isn't better staffed
  • This is a beautiful museum with interesting historical pieces. The building is magnificent. Worth a visit!
  • This place is definitely a must visit if you are in Naples. Because it is gigantic (with one floor only dedicated to coins) I recommend you to plan your visit in a morning instead of an afternoon so you have enough time and energy to study and admire each of the artefacts.

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