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All You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit to the Naples National Archaeological Museum

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National Archeological Museum Naples | Visitor Information At A Glance

  • What are the National Archeological Museum opening hours?
    The National Archeological Museum is open from 9 AM to 7:30 PM throughout the week, except on Tuesdays. 
  • Where is the National Archeological Museum located?
    National Archeological Museum is located at Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy. Find on Maps.

What are the National Archeological Museum Opening Hours?

Wednesday to Monday: 9 AM to 7:30 PM

Closure: The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays. It also remains closed on 1 January and 25 December. It remains open on all other public holidays unless they fall on a Tuesday.

What's The Best time to Visit National Archeological Museum?

To make the most of your visit to the Naples National Archeological museum, consider your timing. The peak tourist season, from March to August, brings pleasant weather and larger crowds. In contrast, the low season, from September to February, offers cooler temperatures and fewer tourists, along with budget-friendly hotel rates.

For an ideal visit, opt for early weekdays during the off-season, as mornings are less crowded, providing a more intimate exploration of the site. By strategically choosing quieter periods and considering the seasons, you can enhance your museum experience and enjoy a more relaxed and immersive journey through the history told by the museum's artworks.

Where is the National Archeological Museum Located?

Getting to the National Archeological Museum in Naples

By Public Transportation

By Metro: Metro Line 1 will take you to Piazza Museo, the closest metro station to the museum. Metro Line 2 will drop you Cavour Station, which is an 8-minute walk from the museum.

By Bus: Take buses 139, 168, c63, or 178 to reach the National Archaeological Museum. The nearest stop, Piazza Museo, is just a 1-minute walk from the museum.

By Subway: You can hop on any train on the L3 line and head over to Naples Piazza Cavour Station. This is the closest stop to the museum and is an 8 minute stroll away.

By Car

A Limited Traffic Zone (Zona a Traffico Limitato or ZTL) in Naples, Italy, is an area where access is restricted to authorized vehicles only, typically for environmental or historical preservation reasons.

Due to the presence of Limited Traffic Zones, parking is not very prevalent. It is recommended that you inquire from the hotel about exceptions. You can park you vehicles in a centralized location for later access.

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Wheelchair Accessibility: The National Archeological Museum, Naples, is completely wheelchair accessible. There are elevators that will take you to the different floors and you can access the other wing from the second floor as well. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available on the ground floor.

Service Dogs: You can bring service dogs into the museum free of cost as long as they are wearing a harness and working.

Audio-Guides: Audio guides can be rented at the ticket counter. Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German are among the five languages available. In an 85-minute fascinating visit that you can enjoy at your own pace, the tour takes you through 90 items throughout the museum.

Video-Guides: There are video guides available in Italian Sign Language (LIS) that you can borrow from the Information Desk.

  • Wifi: Free wifi is available to all museum visitors. Inquire about the login credentials at the Information Desk.
  • Lockers: There are free self-service lockers available. On the right side of the entrance is the cloakroom.
  • Toilets: The museum’s toilets are located in the basement and can be reached via corridors on the right and left sides of the entrance hall staircase. 
  • Baby Changing Room: On the ground floor, near the entrance to the emicycle, on the right side of the central staircase, there is a special area for newborns called the Baby Pit Stop.

There is a bookshop on the ground floor on the left of the ticket office. You can visit the shop even without a ticket to the museum. 

Bookshop Opening Hours 

Wednesday to Monday: 9 AM to 7 PM

  • Make sure to buy tickets online and before 24 hours. You'll save a lot of time.
  • Visit the museum with plenty of time. There's a lot to see here, so set aside at least two hours (you won't be disappointed).
  • After 4 PM or early in the morning is the best time to visit the museum. Avoid going on Sundays because it is the busiest day of the week.
  • Bring your camera because there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures! Just remember that flash photography isn't allowed. 
  • If Tuesday is a public holiday, the museum will be shut on Wednesday instead. 
  • Make sure that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the start time on your ticket to avoid any delays. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting National Archeological Museum in Naples

What is the best time to visit the National Archeological Museum?

To avoid crowds, it is recommended to visit the National Archeological Museum on weekdays, especially during the early morning or late afternoon. The museum tends to be busiest on weekends, particularly during peak tourist seasons.

How much time does it take to visit the National Archeological Museum?

The duration of a visit to the National Archeological Museum can vary depending on personal interests. Plan to spend at least 2 to 3 hours exploring the main highlights, but for a more comprehensive experience, allocating a half-day or more is advisable.

Can I enter the National Archeological Museum once I exit?

Once you exit the National Archeological Museum, you will not be able to re-enter the museum with the same ticket.

Where is the National Archeological Museum located?

The National Archeological Museum is situated in the heart of Naples. Its address is: Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy. It is situated around many other points of significance such as Historic Center of Naples (Centro Storico), San Gregorio Armeno, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo Spaccanapoli, and, Naples Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Gennaro) amongst others.

How much does it cost to visit the National Archeological Museum?

Your Naples National Archaeological tickets will cost depending on your experience. There are several ticket options for the museum such as guided tours. . Tickets start at €23.

Is the National Archeological Museum wheelchair accessible?

The National Archeological Museum, Naples, is completely wheelchair accessible. There are elevators that will take you to the different floors and you can access the other wing from the second floor as well. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available on the ground floor.