Opening Days Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are open from Monday to Saturday every day of the year.

Opening days and times Vatican Museums

From Monday to Saturday
8.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. with last admission at 4.30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
From 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m., with last admission at 8.30 p.m.

The extraordinary openings of the last Sunday of the month are temporarily suspended.

Closing days of the Vatican Museums 2021

the Vatican museums are closed every Sunday and on August 16th

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.

Inside the Vatican Museums in Rome

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