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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano

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Very Moving

What an excellent half day we had at Pompeii and the displays are very moving and fascinating at... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
tony n
Morecambe, United Kingdom
Smaller than expected

I thought there would be more casts of people so was a little underwhelmed at first. There was some... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

What an excellent half day we had at Pompeii and the displays are very moving and fascinating at the same time. Amazing to think how long this remained undiscovered.

Thank tony n
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I thought there would be more casts of people so was a little underwhelmed at first. There was some good visual reconstructions of the disaster in the museum though and a book shop at the exit

Thank TriciaBishop
Reviewed 1 May 2018

There are displays of artefacts from the city and well as some reconstructions. A film telling the history of the city, plays continuously and when we were there, it was in English.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I am unsure if they ever open the building to allow people into look, but I viewed it from the second entrance (closer to the town of Pompeii, not the train station) and peeked in through the glass windows. It's still significant and haunting to...More

1  Thank thestoryofangie
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano attraction is also commonly known as the "Forum Granary". Monsignor Giovanni Battista Alfano is credited with founding this compilation of artifacts and remains discovered in Pompeii excavations. The "Board of Cultural Heritage of Pompeii" calls if the Forum Granary. Technically,...More

2  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 26 December 2017

you read about them and see pictures but standing in front of these poor people's casts really gets to you seeing them in their last moments makes the event seem that much more real and current

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 21 October 2017

for all to see, if I am not mistaken I think this one has the bones on the inside and the outside is restored as such in line with the bone structure, would have been nice to show how long the body was.

Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There’s no charge to walk around this glass enclosed museum that displays the plaster casts of cavities where these bodies were found buried is solidified ash from the August 24, 79AD [as in 79 years after the birth of Jesus] eruption of Vesuvius and subsequent...More

3  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Display was absolutely out of context of the event. Each of the human remain was displayed on its own in different display area, exposed to the elements or in glass case. It could have been presented in away to provide education purposes.

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

It is easy to wander the ancient streets of Pompeii and forget the tragic ending that befell the townspeople. Here you can see the casts of the people as they met there final time on earth.

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Barbara B
6 August 2017|
Response from IvanB2012 | Reviewed this property |
That's truth . But I don't understand which artifacts you want to see. I've seen the "dog" and two human bodies on the ground at the site , but didn't pay attention if that copy . In the site lot of ceramic... More