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Tickets for The National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Get access to the world's oldest and most spectacular classical art

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  09:00 - 19:30
Thursday:  09:00 - 19:30
Friday:  09:00 - 19:30
Saturday:  09:00 - 19:30
Highlights
  • Get access to one of the world's most important collections of classical artifacts from antiquity
  • Marvel at the colossal and historical Toro Farnese (the Farnese Bull), Farnese Atlas, and Hercules statues
  • Browse the extensive collection of artifacts from Pompeii and Rome, plus relics and epigraphs from ancient Egypt
Exhibitions
Canova e l’Antico
Now on - Jun 30, 2019

Antonio Canova's work was once a hit with popes and emperors – even Napoleon was in awe of the Italian's stunning sculptures. Now, 200 years after his death, he's just as revered by art buffs and Instagrammers alike.

This exhibition brings together 12 of the neo-classical master's large marble works and 110 pieces in total, made possible by a series of collaborations started in 2017 with Russia's State Hermitage Museum.

With large models, plaster casts, bas-reliefs, models and drawings, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples connects Canova's sublime work with the ancient art and models that inspired masterpieces such as The Three Graces and Love and Psyche

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Description

The mighty Hercules was far too busy for long queues. So why should you be any different? Grab a ticket to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and discover a treasure trove of ancient wonders that would make Pandora's Box jealous! See glorious statues and frescoes from antiquity depicting mythical heroes and legends, marvel at mosaics, bronze and glasswork, and see ceramics and engraved copper from Pompeii, classical Greece, Egypt, Rome, and more.

Visit the museum's macabre centerpiece, the iconic Toro Farnese (Farnese Bull). It's the oldest single sculpture ever recovered from antiquity, depicting the myth of Dirce, who was tied to the horns of a bull by her brothers as a cruel form of punishment.

Strike a pose with the muscle-bound Farnese Hercules flexing his demi-god bod, and spare a thought for poor old Atlas holding the weight of the world on his shoulders.

The Farnese Atlas is the oldest extant statue of the great titan, and the oldest known representation of the celestial sphere in existence, so it's a unique piece of human history you will not want to miss.

Peruse a magnificent collection of carbonized artifacts from Pompeii, relics and epigraphs from ancient Egypt, Rome, and lot more.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
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What's included
  • Admission to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Temporary exhibition (if available)
  • Audio guide (available onsite for an extra fee)
Instructions

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office between 10:00 and 90 minutes before closing. In case of delay, there'll be no refund.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
May 5, 2019
We were able to use our prepaid voucher for the priority ticket line where our voucher was exchanged for entrance tickets. We were in quickly and missed the long regular ticket line.
Apr 26, 2019
A very good way to avoid the queue.
May 6, 2019
Servizio veloce e sicuro. Sono entrata da una fila preferenziale e sono andata subito in cassa per ritirare i biglietti cartacei. Ottimo, dato che la fila normale era chilometrica!

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