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 .
Tickets
Lowest price guaranteed
Create an itinerary including National Archaeological Museum of Naples
map
National Archaeological Museum of Naples Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
6,427 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Very nice, very provides implementation, the main room is huge covered with magnificent paintings, to visit!
    View original
  • With the exception of the Egyptian section (renovated) the museum looks a bit like a Museum of the past: limited information to guide the visitor, minimal captions and sometimes poorly readable. Lighting that makes a little salt and exhibits. Some keepers busy playing with the phone or in conversation among them do not improve the overall impression. The audioguide is minimal and some of the most important pieces are not expected. Too bad given the exceptional nature of much of the material on display.
    View original
  • Well maintained Museum organized but especially rich in important collections as the remains of Pompeii. The only down fall was the annoying presence of a regional guide, cafona and ignorant on the subject, which accused us to follow her when, given the large number of people and rooms full of works but a little small, you couldn't do otherwise if you don't wait for It would free some space to view the works. We paid the ticket like everyone and I found very unpleasant allegations since nor did we need to be guided because already savvy enough about history and collections. The reality is that, as I often happen to notice in other museums, many guides have no qualms to cheat people and to be rewarded more than they should.
    View original
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Naples

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Naples

Naples' lodging options include everything from turn-of-the-century historical mansions to hip boutique hotels. For a five-star experience in the heart of town, book a centrally located luxury hotel. Less expensive but just as comfortable, traditional inns just outside the central area offer peaceful comfort, private parking, and private outdoor space ideal for quiet dinners and small parties. If you are looking for a less urban experience and prefer to stay in a leafy neighborhood, consider the city's residential suburbs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Naples by other users

4 days in Naples BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Naples BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Naples BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy, Paris & Barcelona BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans