National Archeological Museum - Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Originally the building was the university of Napoli. In 1778 it became a museum with the help of King Charles of Bourbon and it became one of the most important collections of archeological artefacts, sculptures and mosaics in all of Europe. The museum houses artefacts from the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. There is also a very interesting collection of Egyptian artefacts and the Farnese Collection of statues, which includes the impressive sculptures of the Caracalla baths and the Secret Cabinet, housing the collection of erotic artefacts and wall paintings from Pompeii.
Official website: MANN
Piazza Museo, 19 - 80137 Napoli.
Tel: +39 06 399 67 050
Tickets: € 12 / Concessions € 6 Evening entry € 2 - Promotions are applied to Trenitalia and Frecciarossa customers, see the website.
Free entry every first Sunday of the month.
Opening hours: 09.00 - 19.30
Closed on Tuesdays, December 25th and January 1st.
Nearest Metro station: Linea 1 - MUSEO