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
  2. National Archaeological Museum of Naples2

    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
  3. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte3

    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
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  5. Naples Underground4

    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
  6. Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro5

    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
  7. Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli6

    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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  9. Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili7

    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
  10. Pietrarsa railway museum8

    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
  11. Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano9

    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.
  12. Museo Diocesano Napoli10

    Museo Diocesano Napoli

    Naples
  13. Città della Scienza_Science Museum11

    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
  14. Museo Madre12

    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
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  16. Sant'Anna dei Lombardi13

    Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

    Naples
  17. Purgatorio ad Arco14

    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
  18. PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Napoli15

    PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Napoli

    Naples
    The Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli (PAN) is a center for contemporary art in Naples. In changing exhibitions the museum displays contemporary sculptures, painting, graphics, media art, photography and comics and graphic design. The gallery is housed in the historic Palazzo Carafa di Rocella, which was
  19. 16

    MUSA - The University Museum of Arts and Sciences

    Naples
  20. Paleontology museum17

    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.
  21. Villa Pignatelli18

    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
  22. Zoo di Napoli19

    Zoo di Napoli

    Naples
    The Zoo di Napoli (Zoo of Naples, Naples Zoo) is a zoo in Naples founded by Franco Cuneo and Angelo Lombardi in 1940 that spans an area of over 100,000 square meters. The zoo is home to many species of animals, including endangered species, such as the Neapolitan goats (capre napoletane).
  23. Museo Civico Gaetano Filangeri20

    Museo Civico Gaetano Filangeri

    Naples
    The Museo Civico Filangieri (Filangieri civic museum) is a museum in Naples with a collection of artworks, coins, and books collected in the 19th century by Gaetano Filangieri, prince of Satriano. The museum is housed in his former palace, Palazzo Cuomo. The museum holds works by artists such as Jus

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