The Antiquarium of Pompeii opens to the public


Tickets to be purchased online or at automatic ticket machines

On January 25, the Antiquarium of Pompeii opened to the public, the new museum venue dedicated to the permanent display of finds which narrate the history of Pompeii. It is an introduction to the site visit, told through the most significant artefacts of the ancient city, from the Samnite era (4th century BC) to the tragic eruption of AD 79, with particular attention paid to the city’s inseparable link with Rome.

Following the press preview and the inauguration, the public will be able to visit not only the archaeological area but also the new museum itinerary.

From the 25th January it will be possible to access the site of Pompeii not only from the already active Piazza Anfiteatro entrance, but also from the Piazza Esedra entrance, from there joining the visitor route, indicated within the excavations, in order to ensure a safe visit to the site in full compliance with anti-COVID health provisions.

The recommended access to the Antiquarium (opening hours 9.15-16.40) is from Piazza Esedra, and admission is included in the site entrance fee.

From the 25th January it will be possible to purchase tickets either online at, which is the only officially authorised retailer, or from the automatic ticket machines at Piazza Esedra and Piazza Anfiteatro.

Prices: Pompeii and the Antiquarium: full ticket €14.50 (+ €1.50 online advance sale fee) reduced rate €2.00 (+ €1.50 online advance sale fee). Free tickets and reductions as per regulations.
At both entrances it will be possible to request a guided tour at a specified time between 9:00 and 13:00.

The Libero D’Orsi Archaeological Museum at the Royal Palace of Quisisana, which is dedicated to the display of the numerous and prestigious finds uncovered in the Stabiae area, is also open to the public.

Price: Quisisana €6.00 (+€ 1.50 online advance sale free) reduced rate €2.00 (+ €1.50 online advance sale free).

In compliance with ministerial guidelines, and until further notice, the sites will be open from Monday to Friday at the usual times (Pompeii 9:00-17:00, last admission at 15:30; the Libero D’Orsi Museum 9:00-17:00, last admission at 16:00).