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.

To find out more about the museum and its collection see my blogs Egypt in Napoli and National Archeological Museum.

The Giant Hercules at rest on the ground floor.

The Giant Hercules at rest on the ground floor.

The collection from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

The collection from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

Statues and busts from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

Statues and busts from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

Statues from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

Statues from the Papyrus Villa in Herculaneum.

The original statue from the House of the Faun in Pompeii.

The original statue from the House of the Faun in Pompeii.

Guided tours in many languages available in the Museum.

Guided tours in many languages available in the Museum.

The original mosaic pavement of Alexander from the House of Faun in Pompeii

The original mosaic pavement of Alexander from the House of Faun in Pompeii

A marble relief in the Secret Cabinet.

A marble relief in the Secret Cabinet.

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