National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Naples
(4.1/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is done especially if you want to visit Pompeii behind. A large number of frescos and mosaics are there and it's beautiful. The entrance is at 12euros there is no audio guide and c too bad because I think this brings a little more.
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  • It seems to me a great visit and I am not a specialist in art. It is good to have an idea of what is going to see and read a little bit about some of the works. The Farnese Bull is essential, the room of the mosaics and with erotic representations. These last two with remains of Pompei and Herculaneum. I liked very much the room in which objects of daily use of the people of Pompeii were liable. Everything to do with kitchen utensils. At the entrance they assaulted us guides. A very impertinent lady told me that without a guide it would not understand anything and would take 15 days to see it all. An exaggerated, in 2 hours you can see perfectly. I'm proguias, but don't want to pay 60 euros, only lame guide if it is in Group and not the bad forms of this lady I liked nothing. Admission is half price with student or teacher card.
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  • My two daughters and I were very interested in the displays of artifacts from Pompeii, haveing visited Pompeii the day before. Extremely interesting material that was excavated early on from Pompeii, ...  more »
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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.