Vatican Museums
Religious museum; Spiritual / Religious site
Practical info

Opening times

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9
30
10
30
11
30
12
30
13
30
14
30
15
30
16
30
17
30
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from 09:00 to 18:00
from 09:00 to 18:00
from 09:00 to 18:00
from 09:00 to 18:00
from 09:00 to 18:00
from 09:00 to 18:00
Closed
Exceptional hours
  • Closed on New year's Day (January 1), Epiphany (January 6), Easter (April 1 for 2,018), Easter Monday (April 2 for 2,018), International Workers' Day (May 1), Assumption Day (August 15), Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (December 8), Christmas Day (December 25), all day
  • Closed on February 11, all day
  • Closed on March 19, all day
  • Closed on June 29, all day
  • Closed on December 26, all day

Tickets & skip the line

 

You can buy a ticket to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Ticket is valid for the day of issue and is not refundable.

 

Some rules apply while visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel:

  • Visitors must be dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed)

  • Bags, backpacks of significant size and umbrellas should be left at the cloakroom

 

Prices for  the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (last checked March 2015):

Full price: 16.00€

Reduced price: 8.00€ for visitors between 6 and 18 years old

Free: for children under 6 years of age.

 

Buying tickets on premise: You can buy tickets at the museum entrance directly. Long queues are not rare, so booking in advance will allow you to skip the line.

 

Booking in advance: You can buy tickets on line through the official booking site here. Beware, an additional fee of 4.00€ per ticket is charged when you book online.

 

Audioguide

Audioguides are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese for 7.00€.