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Museums

  • Ticket prices may vary according to special exhibitions.
  • Entry is free in State museums for European citizens under 18 or over 65 years of age. European citizens between the ages if 18 and 25 years pay half price.
  • Visitors may enter until one hour before closing time.

 

National Archaeological Museum - Piazza Museo

This is the most important archaeological museum in Europe. With the collection that Charles of Bourbon inherited from the Farnese of Parma, bronze and marble sculptures, paintings and furnishings recovered from the excavations at Pompei, Herculaneum and other parts of Campania. Collections of Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities, antique coins and “secret room” (“gabinetto segreto”). Times: weekdays 9am - 7.30pm, public holidays 9am - 7.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays. € 6,50. tel. 081 440.166. Information and bookings for the museums tel. 848.800.288. From abroad and mobile phones: 06.399.671.00.

The Capodimonte Museum and Picture Gallery - Park of Capodimonte

The palace houses the National Picture Gallery whose central feature are the Farnese Collection inherited by the Bourbon dynasty, the gallery of 19th century works of art, the historical apartments, the china and majolica collections, the arms museum and several other collections. Times: weekdays 8.30am to 7.30pm, Sundays 8.30am - 7.30pm. Closed on Monday. € 7,50 (€ 6,50 from 2pm to 5pm). tel.081 749.91.11. Information and bookings for the museums tel. 848.800.288. From abroad and mobile phones: 06.399.671.00.

The San Martino National Museum - In the Vomero, next to Sant’Elmo Castle

This Museum is located within the monastery of St. Martin which dates from the time of the Angevin dynasty. The terraced gardens provide a wonderful view of the city. Collection of Nativity scenes and collection of 19th century Neapolitan paintings. Museum hours: Weekdays from 8.30am-7.30pm, Saturday 9am - 7.30pm. Closed on Mondays.€ 6. Information and bookings for the museums tel. 848.800.288. From abroad and mobile phones: 06.399.671.00.

The Royal palace Museum and Royal apartments - Piazza Plebiscito

The magnificently decorated,  halls and rooms contain the original Bourbon furnishings, paintings, statues and porcelain. Times: weekdays 9am - 8pm, Sundays 9am - 8pm. Closed on Wednesday. € 4. tel. 081 794. 40.21

The Prince Aragona Pignatelli Cortes Museum - Riviera di Chiaia

Furniture of the 1800s, porcelain, furnishings, art collections of the Bank of Naples. In a pavilion at the end of the garden,the chariot museum. Museum hours: Weekdays from 9am to 2pm, weekends and holidays 9am to 2pm. Closed on Monday. € 2. tel. 081 761.23.56 Information and bookings tel. 848.800.288. From abroad and mobile phones: 06.399.671.00.

The Duke of Martina Museum - Located in the park called villa Floridiana -Vomero

The museum contains valuable collections of European, Chinese and Japanese china and majolica as well as collection of enamel, ivory and other works. Museum hours: Weekdays 9am to 2pm, weekends and holidays 9am to 2pm. Closed on Monday. € 2,50.tel. 081 578.84.18. Information and bookings tel. 848.800.288. From abroad and mobile phones: 06.399.671.00.

The Civic Museum of Castel Nuovo - also called Maschio Angioino  Piazza Municipio

This museum contains 14th and 15th century sculptures and frescoes in the Palatine Chapel. On the three floors in the South Wing paintings, silver and bronze objects from the 15th to 20th century are on display. Times: from Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm. € 5 (reduced € 4).tel. 081 795.58.77

The Filangieri Civic Museum - Via Duomo 288

An arms museum which also contains a collection of furniture and china. Closed at present.
tel. 081 203.175

The Sansevero Chapel - Via De Sanctis 19, near piazza San Domenico Maggiore

Master-pieces of 18th century sculpture including the “ Veiled Christ” by Sammartino. Petrified anatomical figures. Founded in 1590. Times: Weekdays 10am - 5pm (winter), 10am - 7pm (summer, Christmas and Easter periods); holidays 10am - 1.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays. € 5. tel. 081 551.84.70

The Santa Chiara Complex - Via Santa Chiara 49

The complex includes the majolica cloister, the museum and archeological area. Times: weekdays 9.30am - 1pm and 3.30pm - 5.30pm, weekends and public holidays 9.30am - 1pm. € 4 (groups of minumum 25 persons € 3,50, students € 2,50).Tel. 081 797.12.56 / 081 552.62.80

Pio Monte della Misericordia - Via Tribunali 253

Visits must be booked by phone in the morning. tel. 081 446.944

Picture gallery of the Girolamini - Via Duomo 142

Paintings from the 16th-18th centuries. Open Mondays to Saturdays 9.30am - 1pm.  tel. 081 449.139

Monte di Pietà Chapel - Via San Biagio dei Librai 114

In the monumental Palazzo Carafa of the Banco di Napoli. Can be visited in the mornings on Saturdays and Sundays.

Industrial artistic museum - Piazzetta Salazar near piazza Plebiscito

Part of Istituto d’Arte Palizzi. Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 9.30am to 1 pm. tel. 081 764.58.44

Museum of the Pagliara foundation - Corso Vittorio Emanuele 292

Part of the university Suor Orsola Benincasa. tel. 081 412.908

Tirrenia Collection - Palazzo Sirignano, rione Sirignano 2 (riviera di Chiaia)

Works of art from the furnishings of transatlantic liners. Times: can be visited the third Sunday of the month (10am-1pm). Free entry. Closed in august. tel. 199.123.199

Science City - Via Coroglio 104

The first Italian “science centre”, covering 12 thousand square metres. Closed from 5 August until 2nd September.€ 7 .
tel. 081 372.37.28 www.cittadellascienza.it

Museums of anthropology, mineralogy, zoology, palaeontology

Of the University Federico II - The first three are in via Mezzocannone 8, the latter in largo San Marcellino 10, tel. 081 253.51.63.Times: Mondays to Fridays 9am to1.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to1 . 3 0 p m . Admission to each museum: 0,70, discounts for entry to two or four museums and for family groups. Closed in august.

Anatomical Museum - Via Armanni 5

Visits by appointment. tel . 081 566.60.10.

National Railway Museum - at Corso San Giovanni a Teduccio

Currently closed for renovations. tel. 0 81 472.003

Museum of the Observatory at Capodimonte - Salita Moiariello 16

Closed at present. tel. 081 557.51.11

Ethnoprehistorical Museum - Castel dell’Ovo

In the headquarters of the Club Alpino Italiano. Prior telephone booking. Admission free. tel. 081 764.53.43.

The Museum of Neapolitan Actors - In the underpass of Piazza Municipio, at the corner of Via Depretis

This is a section of the Civic Museum of the Maschio angioino (Castel Nuovo). Times: 9am - 6pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Free entry.

Napoli in the De Mura collection - Underground passage of Piazza Trieste e Trento

Documents about songs. Times: week-days 9am - 6pm, holidays 9am - 1pm. Free entry.

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