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Antiquarium of Boscoreale

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Address: Via Settetermini 15, 80041 Boscoreale, Italy
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+39 081 536 8796

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Interesting small museum

This is an interesting visit which reminds you that real people lived in the houses and locations that we visit.Seeing the remains of the food they had stored,the fact that they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
MIlton Keynes
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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. We struck gold with a bilingual staff member who gave The Best Tour of all. Written info is all in Italian so this was invaluable. The site includes a farm in a deep excavation pit and a wonderful museum. You'll see household contents and so much more! We saw a large clay pot designed to fatten up door... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

You'll need a car to visit this hidden small museum and rustic villa, which is stranded in the middle of a typically scruffy Neapolitan housing estate. Most visitors will be trying to make use of their €22 5 site ticket, and if you're trying to get a handle on the eruption story, the museum will help fill in some gaps.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Not well indicated so we think we found the place..-... 20 minutes from the station..... - ...But not the entrance! And boscoreale in general was quite a worrying place to be for 2 girls - we received way too much unwanted attention despite dressing normally (no crop tops, no low V necks, no mini shorts/skirts..!!!?)

Thank Philomene T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This museum is incredible. Granted it is a little off the beaten track, but there are signs to guide you once the satnav has taken you to the right street. The staff were lovely, very polite and helpful. The exhibits are wonderful, ranging from the calcified remains of a dog, which has always been iconic for me of Pompeii as... More 

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MIlton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting visit which reminds you that real people lived in the houses and locations that we visit.Seeing the remains of the food they had stored,the fact that they kept livestock.The beautiful glass containers that kept perfume.A museum small enough to be interesting,with the added exhibition upstairs.The staff were all very helpful.I appreciated that the signage was very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

The museum has some interesting objects from daily Roman life such as eating utensils, pots and pans, and wine vessels. The site of Boscoreale itself was not open to the public when I visited in February. The site is fairly small and only includes about two or three villas in a single block of land. The site and museum are... More 

3 Thank Ben T
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were the only people, other than staff, in the building. All of the signs and descriptions were in Italian only. We were not able to really appreciate what the exhibits were trying to show as we could not understand them. The staff also only spoke Italian and did not seem really interested. The museum is off of the beaten... More 

3 Thank Andrea_Wallette
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

I wanted to see the antiquities found at pompeii especially the scratching dog. I want disappointed it was there but not really a lot else. As we'd purchased a three day pass we thought it was worth a view and it did give an insight into how the people in pompeii lived but nothing was in English so we didn't... More 

3 Thank SusanbO117MI
Boston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We had a 5 site ticket so decided to visit this after Villa Poppea at Oplontis (which was amazing). The museum is excellently presented and very interesting, but in a horrible location, and a tough walk from Boscoreale station. We met another english couple at museum and walked back as a 4some for safety! We were staying at Hotel Forum... More 

1 Thank Chris H
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The antiquarium of Boscoreale was certainly one of the highlights of my trip to the Pompeii area. Being included in the price of the 3 day pass (that allows you to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreale, Villa Poppea and Stabia), visiting it was a no brainer, even though finding the place appears to be a little tough at times. Still google... More 

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