Museo di Fisica di Napoli

The Physics Museum

The precious patrimony constituted by the physics instruments of Federico II for a long time was kept in the Physical Cabinet of the University of Naples, established by Gioacchino Murat with the Royal Decree of 1811. Subsequently the instruments were kept in the Physics Institute and then in deposits until to 2000, the date of the establishment of the Museum of Physics and the assignment of the premises of the Refectory of the Collegio Massimo dei Gesuiti designed, around I680, by Dionisio Lazzari, an important exponent of the Neapolitan Baroque.

The prestigious rooms that preserve the original stuccoes of the '600 and the contours of the doors in piperno, have been furnished with 800 showcases and valuable furniture in walnut. The magnificent altarpiece depicting the Circumcision of Jesus was placed in the great hall of the Refectory, commissioned by the Jesuit fathers to the Sienese painter Marco Pino da Siena for the church of the Collegio. The exhibition area of ​​about 640 square meters is divided into a spacious entrance that gives access to three impious rooms in which exhibits are exhibited · documenting the development of Physics in the Kingdom of Naples and often linked to the historical-political events of the city of Naples.


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via Mezzocannone, 8
80134 Napoli


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