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Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV)

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Address: Via IV Novembre, 44, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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+39 081 777 6843
10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A dip into the past through a multisensory experience, to learn and...

A dip into the past through a multisensory experience, to learn and discover in detail, a dive into the past through a multisensory experience, to learn and discover in detail the historical realities of Herculaneum and Pompeii before the eruption of the Vesuvius 79 AD. This is the mission of the MAV structure that was created in the heart of Herculaneum and provides new ways of using cultural. The visitor will be transported in a virtual context faithfully reconstructed by the use of modern technologies. The journey begins after passing a sort of ancestral door dematerialized bodies in streams and connective intelligence leading to the discovery of names and faces of the ancient Herculaneum, with which it is aware of the history of the community and their way living.

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There were some interesting bits in this museum, particularly those that showed images of Herculaneum morphing from ruin to what they would have looked like prior to the eruption... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is interactive you will learn a lot about the eruption and the life's of the people. The MAV is between the train station at ercalono and Herculaneum it is on the right hand side as you walk towards Herculaneum. We used are Arte ticket to get in highly recommend buying this ticket it gets you into five free... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After visiting the ruins of Herculaneum we headed to this museum, distant 5 minutes on foot. We opted for the simple visit: we paid a whooping € 7,50 for adults and € 6 for children, declining to pay more to watch the movie . The museum consists in around 25 mini show with really basic 3D recreation of Ercolano, Pompei... More 

Thank Francesco M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There were some interesting bits in this museum, particularly those that showed images of Herculaneum morphing from ruin to what they would have looked like prior to the eruption. The 3D eruption show was almost laughably bad, however. Do check out the market behind the museum for an authentic glimpse of the culture in Ercolano.

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Fareham, Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After visiting the ruins the day before, my wife and I went here to keep out of the rain before taking the train to Pompeii. We then wished we had been here before the ruins themselves. However, you need a reasonable understanding of Italian as there is very little in English. The ineractive parts are pretty basic but you can... More 

Thank Chris24804766
Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This museum is puzzling, but ultimately just about worth the money. If you have the time after traipsing around Herculaneum then it's quite a good extension of the visit as it attempts to put flesh on the bones of the town. With 3D and computer animation it will give you a good idea of what Herculaneum looked like before the... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Excellent museum on the road between the Circumvesuviana station and the ruins, using multimedia and modern technology to illuminate life in the ancient Roman towns of the region. Very impressive, concise and interesting, and there is a 3-D film about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. It is certainly a must after visiting the ruins of Herculaneum nearby

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The idea of the place is great: It tries to bring the ancient Roman city to life through multimedia projections. Unfortunately they charge more to see this poorly laid out 'show' than to see the genuine ruins just 100m away! And of course multimedia goes out of date very quickly, and it needs to be maintained. So all told this... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A jumbled museum of recreations of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These are reasonably well done and quite interesting but the admission cost being more than that of the ruins of Herculaneum itself and the whole thing taking about 30 mins means it isn't worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We came here to learn more about the actual events that took place in the area on August 24, 79 AD (probably). There are two levels of ticket. You can just skip the first floor (zero floor in EU) because unless you are a kid, or really know zero about Vesuvio or Pompeii,,then there is almost no educational material in... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I'd not been to the ruins at Herculanium before so visiting this museum which is on the way to the ruins was a great way to set the scene and help me appreciate what I was about to see. The exhibits are interactive and you can select the language on the electronic information boards which is nice because in some... More 

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