The best museums in Naples in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Naples, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Naples, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Naples.

These are the best museums in Naples:

  1. Bourbon Tunnel1

    Bourbon Tunnel

    Naples
    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
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  3. Catacombs of San Gennaro2

    Catacombs of San Gennaro

    Naples
  4. National Archaeological Museum of Naples3

    National Archaeological Museum of Naples

    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 Napoli4

    Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli

    Naples
    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
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  7. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte5

    Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte

    Naples
    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
  8. Naples Underground6

    Naples Underground

    Naples
    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
  9. Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro7

    Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro

    Naples
    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

    Naples
  12. Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili9

    Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili

    Naples
    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
  13. Sant'Anna dei Lombardi10

    Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

    Naples
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  15. Pietrarsa railway museum11

    Pietrarsa railway museum

    Naples
    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
  16. Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano12

    Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano

    Naples
    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

    Naples
  18. Museo Diocesano Napoli14

    Museo Diocesano Napoli

    Naples
  19. Città della Scienza_Science Museum15

    Città della Scienza_Science Museum

    Naples
    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
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  21. Museo Madre16

    Museo Madre

    Naples
    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
  22. Purgatorio ad Arco17

    Purgatorio ad Arco

    Naples
    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

    Naples
  24. Paleontology museum19

    Paleontology museum

    Naples
    The Museum of Paleontology of Naples is a museum in Naples in Italy that is housed in the Cloister of Saints Marcellino and Festo. The museum exhibits several collections: fish fossils, mammal fossils, plant fossils and fossils of reptiles.
  25. Villa Pignatelli20

    Villa Pignatelli

    Naples
    The Villa Pignatelli is a museum in Naples that is located along the Riviera di Chiaia that was built as a neo-classical residence that would be the centerpiece of a park for Ferdinand Acton in 1826. The villa now houses a coach museum and a collection of French and English vehicles from the 18th an

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