Why take this tour
The National Archaeological Museum in Naples is rightly regarded as one of the oldest and richest museums in the world. It was inaugurated by the Bourbons in 1816 to show mankind the extraordinary finds from Pompeii, Herculaneum and beyond. Housing the Farnese collection, the museum hosts the most extraordinary sculptures ever found in Rome.
We all know that audio guides and caption cards don’t make the appreciation of classical art easy. That’s why we at Askos Tours have made it our mission to bring the displays alive for you. Our expert archaeologist guides love their work, and are keen to share their passion with you.
You’ll meet your expert guide at the entrance of the beautiful sixteenth-century palace. First, you’ll see the world renowned Farnese collection. Here, among the many masterpieces are the Hercules and the Bull, which once adorned the Baths of Caracalla.
The treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum are kept on the upper floors. Here you’ll find the Alexander mosaic, a copy of which can be seen in Pompeii in the house of the Faun. The beautiful paintings detached during the excavations are truly a sight to behold. In the "scandalous" Secret Cabinet are extensive collections of objects of erotic art. Once regarded as too lascivious and obscene, these items were for centuries the prerogative of a select few.
If the Vatican Museums, the Louvre, and the British Museum are your thing, then you simply can't miss the MANN. There are no Roman art museums of equal measure anywhere else in the world!
With Askos Tours the masterpieces of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples get the prominence they richly deserve. If you really want to get to know the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, a tour of this exceptional museum is essential. Book now, or contact us for more information. Let our decades of experience and our passion for archeology bring this museum to life for you!
- Expert guide specialized in archaeology
- Skip the line tickets
- Private tour
Points of interest
The Farnese Hercules, the Farnese Bull, Collection of Greco-Roman sculptures, Collection of Pompeian frescoes, Mosaic collection, Secret Cabinet, the Hall of the Sundial
- Immerse yourself in the richest Roman art collection in the world
- Gasp in the presence of the Farnese Hercules
- See the mosaic of Alexander the Great
Health & Safety
Askos srl has implemented all the prevention, protection and organizational measures provided for by the regulatory protocol for the Covid-19 Virus pandemic (Legislative Decree no.81 of 9 April 2008, Annex XLVI)
- We use and offer sanitary gel for hand sanitization, before, after and during the tour.
- Our guides and all our operators received anti-covid health and safety training. They check their temperature daily and they are trained to comply with all anti-contagion regulations.
- It is mandatory to wear your own personal mask for the whole duration of the tour..
- If headphone sets are required, they are properly sterilized and sanitized before each use.
- Our private and small group tours are designed to provide you with maximum comfort and safety.
Yes, this tour could be suitable for wheelchair users as well. If you have mobility issues, please, we ask you to promptly notify our office, in order to arrange the best itinerary for you.
Yes you can, the museum allows visitors to photograph the artworks as long as no flash, tripods, or telescopic rods are used.
In the itinerary of our tour, the Egyptian Section and temporary exhibitions are not included. Contact us to customize your itinerary if you wish.
Yes, the access to the Secret Cabinet is allowed to underage 18 y.o. too.
The nearest metro stop is called Museum. You can reach it by the line 1.
It’s not easy to find a spot in the public car parkings in Naples. If you are coming by car, we recommend you to park in one of the many guarded car parkings in the city. Do not hesitate to contact us for suggestions on the most suitable parking areas.
A free luggage storage is available inside the National Archaeological Museum.
No. As this tour includes all skip-the-line tickets, no tickets or passes other than those we provide to you directly can be used.
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A Great Way to Learn about Pompeii Artifacts
My husband and I took this tour with Gioconda on our first day in Naples. She was very engaging and her knowledge of the different artifacts made it easier to understand what it was like during that time. She took us through all the highlights and shared the backstory of many items. I highly recommend this tour. We are planning to go to Pompeii next and see the actual site.
Patricia N. | Couples