All times

Opening days and times

From Monday to Saturday
09.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
(final entry 04.00 p.m.)

Every last Sunday of the month
(provided this does not coincide with Easter Sunday, 29 June Sts. Peter and Paul, 25 December Christmas Day, and 26 December Feast of St. Stephen)
09.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m. (final entry 12.30 p.m.)
Free entry

Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes before museum closing time

Closures 2018

Sunday (except the last Sunday of each month), 1 and 6 January, 19 March, 2 April, 1 May, 29 June, 14 and 15 August, 1 November, 8, 25 and 26 December
 


Temporary and extraordinary closures

Sector Period Hour of closure Last entrance
Pinacoteca 10 December 04.30 p.m. – 06.00 p.m 04.00 p.m.
Pius-Christian Museum 12 December 11.00 a.m. – 03.00 p.m. 10.30 a.m.
VATICAN MUSEUMS 19 December 09.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. --
VATICAN MUSEUMS 21 December

09.00 a.m. – 01.30 p.m.
06.30 p.m.

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04.30 p.m.

VATICAN MUSEUMS

24 December
31 December

03.30 p.m. 01.30 p.m.
Sistine Chapel

11 January 2019
12 January 2019

02.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.
01.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.

01.30 p.m.
12.30 p.m.

Ethnological Museum Reopening date to be confirmed -- --