National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale) Tours

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A treasure trove of Roman antiquities, Naples’ National Archaeological Museum is home to more than 3,000 artifacts, including bronzes, mosaics, and papyri recovered at Pompeii and Herculaneum; the Farnese Collection of classical gems, semi-precious stones, and sculpture; and the Egyptian collection.

The Basics
Opened in the late 18th century to house Charles III of Bourbon’s private collection, the National Archaeological Museum holds one of the one of the world’s finest collections of Greek and Roman artifacts in the world, with highlights including the Farnese Bull and Hercules sculptures, mosaics from the House of the Faun, frescoes from Villa di Agrippa Postumus and Casa di Meleagro, and bronzes from Villa dei Papiri—all recovered in Pompeii.

The National Archaeological Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Naples. To avoid a long wait to enter, book a museum tour with skip-the-line tickets. Many Naples walking or hop-on-hop-off tours include a stop at the museum, as do full-day shore excursions. For a deep dive into this important collection, consider a private tour with an archaeologist guide.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A visit to the museum is a must for archaeology buffs, and especially interesting for those with plans to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, where many of the museum’s artifacts were recovered.
  • The National Archaeological Museum is completely wheelchair accessible.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas must be left at baggage check at the entrance.
  • The museum houses a small bookshop and cafe.
  • Photography without flash is allowed in the museum.
 
How to Get There
The National Archaeological Museum is located in the center of Naples, easily accessible by metro lines 1 and 2 from across the city.
 
When to Get There
This popular museum can be crowded on the weekends, so is best visited on a weekday. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
 
Racy History: The Gabinetto Segreto
The museum’s Gabinetto Segreto (or Secret Chamber) contains a small collection of ancient erotica recovered from Pompeii and elsewhere, and has a long history of limited access and censorship; even today, visitors under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The collection includes erotic statues, paintings, and mosaics.
Location
Address: Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, Naples 80135, Italy
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Hours: Wed - Mon 9am - 8pm. Closed Tuesdays, Jan 1, May 1, and Dec 25
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Admission: Free
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Royal Palace of Naples Entrance Ticket

Home to the Neapolitan monarchy for more than three centuries, and an architectural marvel in its own right, the Royal Palace of Naples is a highlight stop for visitors to the southern Italian city. With an advance ticket in hand, you won’t just have guaranteed admission to the palace—you’ll also beat the crowds with special, skip-the-line access. Your ticket additionally grants you admission to the venue’s temporary exhibitions.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Capodimonte Museum

Prebook your admission with skip the line access to the Capodimonte Museum. This means you have more time to visit one of southern Italy’s largest art galleries—three floors and more than 160 rooms inside a grand Bourbon palazzo. There’s a small collection of modern art including works by Andy Warhol, but most come to see the vast Farnese collection and Caravaggio’s The Flagellation of Christ.
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Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples

Step back in time on this 3-hour tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples and discover a trove of ancient Greek and Roman art. Accompanied by an expert guide, browse archaeological treasures unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum; marvel over colorful mosaics and ancient frescos; and see iconic sculptures like the Farnese Bull and Atlas.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Naples is a noisy and chaotic but extremely fascinating city. Maybe the most intriguing in all of Italy. Which is why this do-it-yourself shore excursion may be the perfect way to see the southern Italian metropolis. Explore the seaside city in an open-top double-decker bus, getting on and off when you like at one of 32 stops. Spend an entire day — your ticket is valid for 24 hours — seeing such landmarks as Via S. Lucia, Piazza Vittoria, Mergellina, the Museo Archologico and many others.
  • Duration: 1 day
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National Archaeological Museum of Naples Entry Ticket

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is a must-see destination for art lovers. The museum’s collection contains an array of Greek and Roman masterpieces, including sculptures from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Get up close and personal to the archaeological treasures, and explore at your leisure, when you purchase this ticket. Skip-the-line access will help you beat the crowds, while securing guaranteed admission in advance means one fewer travel worry.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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A taste of Naples: Archaeological Museum and Sfogliatella

With our 3 hours private tour of Naples, you will visit the Archaeological Museum with a licensed guide and child friendly if you are a family with kids. Included in the tour, a tasting of Italian Pizza or Sfoglatella Napoletana. Don't miss to know Naples through its flavours!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$101.60 USD
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Pompeii ruins and Naples National Archaeological Museum private tour

Join this amazing tour to live a full immersion experience in the Ancient Roman history and culture, with a deep overview on the mos (habits and decorum) of the time. You will visit archaeological site of Pompeii first - where your guide will lead you along the streets of the city – and will then move to the MANN to complete your tour next to the historical centre of Naples.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Caserta Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

Visit the Versailles of Italy with this entrance ticket to see the Royal Palace of Caserta outside Naples. Tour the opulent palace that was once a private home of the Bourbon Kings and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the royal apartments, galleries of paintings and the Palatine Chapel before you stroll the magnificent gardens.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Pompeii and Museum of Naples Private Tour led by an Archaeologist

Visit UNESCO-listed Pompeii and the National Archaeology Museum of Naples with an archaeologist as your guide. The private tour from Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento is ideal if you want a more in-depth visit to Campania’s archaeological highlights with commentary that’s adapted to your interests. You even stop for lunch at a typical Neapolitan pizzeria, although the pizza is at your own expense.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Herculaneum and Archaeological Museum Tour from Rome

See both Roman ruins and ancient artwork with this tour of Herculaneum and the National Archaeology Museum of Naples. After leaving from Rome, you’ll travel south to Italy’s Campania region where a local archaeologist-guide awaits. Step inside Herculaneum for a tour of the ancient ruins, then head to Naples to learn about the statues and frescoes that were recovered from Pompeii and nearby.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Archaelogical Museum of Naples Private Tour

The Archaeological Museum of Naples houses one of Europe’s richest archaeological collections and can be overwhelming if explored alone. On a private tour with skip-the-line admission tickets, your guide provides little-known stories about artifacts often missed by visitors, from ancient silverware to a mosaic of Alexander the Great found buried under Pompeii. A private tour ensures your guide's full attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Herculaneum ruins and Naples National Archaeological Museum private tour

Live this amazing experience in the Ancient Roman history and culture, with full immersion in the habits of the time. You will visit archaeological site of Herculaneum - where your will be led in the streets of the city, walking through the ruins – and the MANN to complete your tour next to the historical centre of Naples.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Walking Tour of Historic Naples

Take a walking tour of Naples, and discover the soul of Italy’s edgy southern city from a Neapolitan guide. A brash yet creative place, Naples is home to a wealth of beautiful architecture, and you’ll see the most interesting sights as you explore by foot. Visit the historical center with a stroll along the Spaccanapoli, discover squares such as the Piazza del Gesù, and hear tales of Napoli along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket

Perched on a hilltop above Naples, Saint Elmo’s Castle offers incredible views over the city and the Bay of Naples below. Enjoy priority access with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and explore the 14th-century fortress, peek inside the historic Saint Elmo chapel, and walk the ramparts.
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Naples Skip-the-Line San Martino National Museum and Charterhouse Ticket

Widen your sightseeing net while making the most of your time in Naples with skip-the-line entry to the San Martino National Museum and Charterhouse. Save time with priority admission to this 14th-century monastery complex, perched on a city hilltop. Admire the cloisters and stunning religious art and architecture; trace Naples’ history through the rich museum collection; and enjoy sweeping views from the terraced gardens.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Pompeii ruins and Archaeological Museum private tour from Naples or Sorrento

Step into the past with this comprehensive tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman settlement that succumbed to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Follow your guide through the city, visiting the gymnasium, bakeries, the Isis Temple, central square, city baths, and even the red-light district. Enjoy lunch and a visit to the archeological museum before your tour concludes.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Pompeii ruins and Archaeological Museum private tour from Rome

Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with a private tour guide. A treat for lovers of history, the walking tour covers both Roman ruins and historic artifacts with commentary that's tailored to your interests along the way. You’ll also enjoy the comfort of a private van as you travel to and from Rome.
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
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Naples National Archaeological Museum and historical centre private tour

Team a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) with your own private tour of the city’s historic center. In just half a day, you’ll get a overview of Naples through the centuries, from the days of the Ancient Greeks in the museum to modern history on the streets of Via dei Tribunali, Spaccanapoli, and more.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Kids Tour Of Naples And Its Tastings

To discover Naples and its flavours, take our Kids Tour Of Naples And Its Tastings. You are going to visit the archaeological museum of Naples with a private child friendly guide. And before your tour ends a complementary slice of pizza or sfogliatella is included for give you a taste of the city!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Herculaneum ruins and Naples National Archaeological Museum private tour

Be ready to live this amazing experience in the Ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, with a full immersion in the habits of the time. Your driver will pick meet you in the lobby of your hotel, and will drive you to Ercolano, where you will meet your guide. You will visit the archaeological site - where you will be led through the ruins  – and the Archaeological Museum of Naples to complete your tour next to the historical centre of Naples.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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