Children aged between 6 and 18 years
Students aged no more than 26 years on presentation of a student identity card (International Student Card) on the day of the visit.
If a reduced price ticket is purchased without the required documents, the visitor will be asked to make payment of a full price ticket so as to enter. The reduced ticket will not be refunded.
Free Admission (cannot be booked online):
Children under 6 (no need to consider them while booking)
Last Sunday of each month
World Tourism Day (September 27)
Directors of museums, ministries or governmental organizations assigned to archeological, artistic, artistic heritage preservation
Disabled (with 100% invalidity) and one companion each
Journalists authorized by the Direction of the Museums after clearance from the “Sala Stampa della Santa Sede”, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Foreign Press Association and the "Ordine Nazionale Italiano dei Giornalisti"
ICOM members (with valid membership card)
ICOMONS members (with valid membership card)
Patrons and Friends of the Vatican Museums
University professors (Department Chairs of Archaeology, Art History, Architecture and Ethnology), professors of academies with seat in Rome, may give special lectures in particular sections of the Museums on subjects within their specialization by presenting a written request to the Direction of the Museums. The authorization is not valid for a subsequent visit outside those sections.
If you wish the assistance of our operators (available from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 7pm, Italy time), send us an e-mail.