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

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 2023

The Vatican Museums are closed on 1 and 6 January, 11 February, 10 April, 1 May, 29 June, 15 and 16 August, 1 November and 8, 25, 26, 31 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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