- See the Farnese collection and the section dedicated to Egyptian artifacts
- Skip the line and enjoy more time for your visit
- Don't miss the Greco-Roman artifacts from Herculaneum and Pompeii
Housed in a 16th century palace originally built as residence for a cavalry barracks and inaugurated in 1816, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the most important museum in the world for archeology, especially of the Roman age.
The museum is divided into three main sections. The Farnese collection, whose name comes the man who created it during the Renaissance, Alessandro Farnese, includes sculptures and antiques that were previously part of other collections. Don't miss the Farnese Hercules and the Farnese Bull, widely considered the largest single sculpture ever recovered from antiquity. Another section of the museum is dedicated to the Roman artifacts deriving from the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum of 1738 and previously hosted in the museum of Portici, near Naples. The third section is dedicated to Egypt, and represents the second largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in Italy after the Museo Egizio in Turin, even if it is more ancient.
Discover the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, with frescos and mosaics removed from house walls, statues, ordinary and precious objects from the Roman age and new collections such as the Secret Cabinet, dedicated to erotic and sexual items.
- Admission to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples
- Audio guide
- Children under 18 years of age with valid identity
- Teachers of Italian nationality with a fixed-term contract (please bring valid proof of employment)
- Students in undergrad, masters, post grad or research degree in the following areas of study: architecture, cultural arts conservation, education or literature, and philosophy with a focus on archeology or art history
- Citizens of the EU from 18 through 24 years of age with valid identity
- Teachers in public schools within the European Union, with a permanent contract
Piazza Museo 19, 80135 Naples
National Archaeological Museum
- In case of purchase of a reduced/free fare, it will be necessary to present a valid document at the ticket office, certifying the right to purchase a reduced/free fare. In case of lack of certification, visitors will not be admitted to the site
- Audio guides are available in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German
- Admission to the museum is free on the first Sunday of the month
- How to get there:
- Metro: Line 1 - stop Museo
- Metro: Line 2 - stop Piazza Cavour
- Monday-Sunday 9am-7.30pm (last admission at 7.00pm)
- Closed on Tuesday, 1 January, 25 December
- The National Archaeological Museum of Naples will be extraordinarily open on May, 1 and will be closed on May, 2
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