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 Thursday
8.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. with last admission at 4.30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
9.00 pm - 10.30 pm (last admission at 8.30 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 2022

The Vatican Museums are closed on 1st and 6th January, 11th February, 19th March, 18th April, 29th June, 15th August, 1st November and 8th 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.

Remember that to access the museums you must book your visit online. You can choose the time you prefer.

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