The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are where you will find the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. Additionally, the Vatican Museums house many priceless works of art including the “Raphael Rooms”, and many galleries of sculpture, tapestries and frescoes.

Address: Viale Vaticano (runs along the right-hand side of the Vatican City Wall if you are facing St. Peter’s Basilica)

Ticket Office Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Museum closes at 6:00 p.m.

*Closed Sundays; except the last Sunday of each month when the museums are open from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and entrance is free.

No reservation required.

Entrance fee: 16 euros per person for full priced-tickets; 8 euros per person for reduced-price tickets, 4 euros per person for student groups (please visit the official website for more information on ticket pricing).  Wheelchairs can be reserved free of charge in advance. Audio guides are available for 7 euros.

It is possible to arrange Vatican tours for individuals or groups conducted by an official Vatican tour guide on the official Vatican Museums website. While it is not necessary to reserve tickets in advance, many visitors choose to purchase their entrance tickets at the Vatican Museum’s online ticket office.  The reserved ticket must be printed out and allows visitors to proceed immediately to the security line at the time they have elected to enter.