The best museums in Naples in October 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Naples, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Naples? These are the best ones:

  1. Bourbon Tunnel1

    Bourbon Tunnel

    The Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica), Tunnel Borbonico or Bourbon Gallery is an ancient underground passage that was constructed to connect the Royal Palace to military barracks in Naples. Presently the tunnels are open for tours, and contains decades of debris, including vintage cars and a disca
  2. Castel Sant'Elmo2

    Castel Sant'Elmo

    Castel Sant'Elmo is a medieval fortress that sits atop Vomero Hill, adjacent to the Certosa di San Martino, and offers a panoramic view of Naples, Italy. Its strategic location makes it a significant landmark in the city. The castle's name, 'Sant'Elmo', is derived from a 10th-century church dedicated to Sant'Erasmo, which was later shortened to 'Ermo' and then altered to 'Elmo'.
  3. Catacombs of San Gennaro3

    Catacombs of San Gennaro

  4. National Archaeological Museum of Naples4

    National Archaeological Museum of Naples

    The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) is an hisotry museum in Naples mostly known for its ancient Roman remains. The collection the museum holds however, includes artifacts from Greek, Roman and Renaissance times, and especially Roman artifacts from ne
  5. Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli5

    Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli

    Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli (Charterhouse of St. Martin) is a museum in Naples and is a former monastery complex on top of the Vomero hill. The museum houses collections of Spanish and Bourbon era artifacts, as well as displays of the presepe (Nativity scene) that is considered to be one o
  6. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte6

    Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte

    Museo nazionale di Capodimonte (The National Museum of Capodimonte) houses galleries of ancient art, one of contemporary art and a historic apartment. The collection mainly consists of paintings, from two main collections, namely the Farnese collection, which includes Italian as well as internationa
  7. Naples Underground7

    Naples Underground

    In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city which is the negative of the city on surface. The underground city spreads below the entire old town, its myths and legends are still alive in the imagination of all the neapolitans.. Come with us int
  8. Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro8

    Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro

    Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro (Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro) holds and displays the Treasure of San Gennaro, which is composed of art works and donations collected in 7 centuries of Popes, Kings, Emperors, famous and ordinary people. It mainly consists of jewelry, statues, busts, fabrics
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    Royal Palace of Naples

  10. Cathedral of Naples, Chapel of St. Januarius10

    Cathedral of Naples, Chapel of St. Januarius

    The Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius, also known as the Reale cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro, is a significant part of the Cathedral of Naples in Italy. This chapel is dedicated to St. Januarius, who is the patron saint of the city. It is the most lavishly decorated chapel in the cathedral, showcasing contributions from the premier Baroque artists in Naples.
  11. Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili11

    Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili

    The Ospedale degli Incurabili (Hospital for the Incurables) or Complesso degli Incurabili is an ancient hospital complex in Naples. Part of the complex, including the pharmacy, are now the Museo delle arti sanitarie of Naples. The museum exhibits archival documents, furnishings, silverware, sculptur
  12. Sant'Anna dei Lombardi12

    Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

  13. Pietrarsa railway museum13

    Pietrarsa railway museum

    The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa (Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa) is a railway museum in/near Naples that is housed in what was originally the old Bourbon workshop Officine di Pietrarsa where steam machines for ships and boilers for locomotives were built. The museum features 5 pav
  14. Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano14

    Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano

    The Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano (The Galleries of Palazzo Zevallos) is a museum in Naples housed inside Palazzo Zevallos. The collections of the museum include pieces from the Neapolitan seventeenth century up to to the twentieth century.
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    Catacombs of San Gaudioso

  16. Museo Diocesano Napoli16

    Museo Diocesano Napoli

  17. Città della Scienza_Science Museum17

    Città della Scienza_Science Museum

    Città della Scienza, the interactive science museum of Naples: an experience for the whole family. Corporea, a journey into the human body where you can play with more than 100 hands on exhibits and multimedia installations (in Italian and English). The 3D Plantarium, a simulator of the sky that fai
  18. Museo Madre18

    Museo Madre

    The Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, also just known as Museo Madre, is a contemporary art museum in Naples that is housed in the Palazzo Donnaregina. The museum holds a colleciton of works by artists including Sol LeWitt, Jeff Koons, Mimmo Paladino, Richard Long, Andy Warhol, Gilbert & Georg
  19. Purgatorio ad Arco19

    Purgatorio ad Arco

    The church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, or just Purgatorio ad Arco, is a baroque church in Naples. The church is home to the Museo dell'Opera Pia Purgatorio ad Arco. The museum exhibits mostly liturgical objects, dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Furthermore, the museum
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    MUSA - The University Museum of Arts and Sciences


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