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Tickets for the National Archaeological Museum of Naples

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Availability: Monday-Sunday (closed on Tuesdays)
Duration: 1 day
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • 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
What to expect

Housed in a 16th-century palace originally built as the residence for cavalry barracks and inaugurated in 1816, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the most important museums in the world for archeology, especially of the Roman age.

The museum is divided into three main sections. The Farnese collection - named after Alessandro Farnese who created it during the Renaissance - 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.

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What's included
  • Admission to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Audio guide
Reduced price

Free (with pre-sale fee)

  • 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

Reduced

  • Citizens of the EU from 18 through 25 years of age with valid identity
Where

Piazza Museo 19, 80135 Naples

Meeting point:

National Archaeological Museum.

What to remember
  • 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
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When
  • Monday-Sunday 9.00am-7.30pm (last admission at 7.00pm)
  • Closed on Tuesdays, 1 January, 25 December
  • Free admission on:
    12, 19 and 26 May 2019
    11, 18 and 25 August 2019
    19 September 2019
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Provider
Musement - Convenzione CoopCulture - Accordo Generale
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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