Days & Hours of closure

Opening days and times 2024

From Monday to Saturday
08.00 a.m. – 07.00 p.m.
 (final entry 05.00 p.m.)

From 1 March
On Fridays and Saturdays extended opening hours until 08.00 p.m. (final entry 06.00 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, 26 December Feast of St. Stephen and 31 December Feast of St. Sylvester)
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 2024

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


Temporary and extraordinary closures

Sector Period Hour of closure Last entrance
Pinacoteca, Room VIII 14 March

12.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m.

11.30 a.m.

Sistine Chapel 15 March

06.00 p.m. – 08.00 p.m.

05.30 p.m.

VATICAN MUSEUMS (all sectors) 26 March

08.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

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