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"Museo Archeologico Nazionale - the building" Archaelogical Museum Tip by Willettsworld

Archaelogical Museum, Naples: 56 reviews and 117 photos


This building houses one of the world's most important archaeological museums. It started life in the late 1500's as the home of the royal cavalry and was rebuilt in the early 17th century as the seat of Naples university. In 1777, when Ferdinand IV transferred the university to the former monastery of Gesu Vecchio, the building was again adapted to house the Real Museo Borbonico and library. In 1860 it became public property when Italy was unified and was renamed "National Museum". The 1980 earthquake caused much damage to the collections.

The museum contains the Farnese collection of sculpture as well as finds from Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae.

Open: 9am-8pm Wed-Mon. Closed Tuesday's.

Address: P. Museo Nazionale 19
Phone: 081.4422149

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 7, 2005
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