Opening Days Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are open from Monday to Saturday every day of the year and every last Sunday of the month.

Opening days and times Vatican Museums

From Monday to Saturday
8.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. with last admission at 5.00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
8.00 am - 8.00 pm (last entrance 6.00 pm)

Every last Sunday of the month Free admission.
9.00 pm - 2.00 pm (last admission at 12.30 pm).

Closing days of the Vatican Museums 2024

The Vatican Museums remain closed on 1 and 6 January, 19 March, 1 April, 1 May, 29 June, 14 and 16 August, 1 November and 25, 26 December.

The best time to visit the Vatican Museums

Each year the Vatican Museums receive more than six million visitors and certainly the Sistine Chapel is the most visited Vatican treasure.
The best time to visit the Vatican Museums is early in the morning before opening time or around 1:00 pm on weekdays.

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Can you visit the Vatican Museums on a sunday?

Yes, the Vatican Museums are open on the last Sunday of the month. It's important to note that while admission is free, the Vatican Museums are closed on other Sundays. Sundays can be particularly crowded, so planning ahead can help avoid long waits. It's also advisable to check the opening hours and any exceptional closures before your visit.

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