Pompeii Antiquarium’s Room 1 peeks into life during the Roman epoch and conditions of the Vesuvian area. You’ll see artifacts, such as a fishbone helmet and rock, and learn about the practice of fishing and the use of botanical species that grew along the coast and the mouth of the Sarno River.
The inhabitants of Pompeii constructed lavish villas and produced wine without realizing they lived on the edge of a volcano. Vesuvius poured down for two days, causing roofs to collapse and mowing down the first victims. Residents tried escaping but an extremely violent release of toxic gas and glowing ash killed everyone in sight. Pompeii Antiquarium has a room dedicated to the eruption of Vesuvius. You’ll find casts, pieces of clothing, and other items of the victims.
Thousands of Pompeii residents suffered horrible fates due to the earthquake of 1980. They lost their lives, with pieces of their body and clothing found in the excavation efforts at Pompeii. The Antiquarium houses these items, providing insight into the fashion and culture of the time.
Pompeii Antiquarium, in its current form, is the result of work by specialized companies that stepped in when the building was destroyed by an earthquake in 1980. A diverse workforce of laborers, architects, and artisans helped shape the Antiquarium’s future, leading to the creation of beautifully designed inns, eateries, and lodgings that shed light into the architectural techniques of the time.
The Pompeii Antiquarium houses paintings from the House of the Criptiportico, House of the Ceii, House of Marcus Lucretius pediment, House of the Ephebe, Villa of the Mysteries, House of Sirico, House of the Prince of Naples, House of the Vettii, House of Adonis ferito, House of Venus in shell, House of the Golden Bracelet and House of Casti Amant.
Every visitor to the Pompeii Antiquarium can leverage AmedeoBot, an integrated digital tool supplying simple service information. The bot provides historical and archaeological context of various sections of the attraction and helps discover several points of interest during the tour.
The Pompeii Antiquarium is an archaeological museum near the historic ruins of Pompeii, Italy. It preserves and showcases the rich heritage of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD.
You can buy Pompeii Antiquarium tickets at the Pompeii Archaeological Park ticket office or online in advance. Booking online is encouraged to guarantee entry and avoid long queues.
Yes, a visit to the Pompeii Antiquarium is included in the Pompeii Archaeological Park ticket price.
Pompeii Antiquarium is home to ancient paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. You can visit Room 1, home to ancient objects, see countless paintings and admire Pompeii Antiquarium’s architecture on your visit.
The Pompeii Antiquarium is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with last admission at 3:30 PM. However, timings may vary depending on the season. Please check your ticket at the time of booking to confirm.
The Pompeii Antiquarium is located in the Pompeii Archaeological Park, which is situated on the west coast of Italy, about 14 miles (23 kilometers) southeast of Naples. The recommended entrance to the Antiquarium is via Piazza Esedra.
The Pompeii Antiquarium is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, photography is allowed at the Pompeii Antiquarium. However, flash photography and the usage of tripods is not allowed.
There is no specific dress code for visiting the Pompeii Antiquarium. However, it is important to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
The best time to visit the Pompeii Antiquarium is during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.