The new Philatelic and Numismatic Museum


The Philatelic and Numismatic Museum of the Governorate of the Vatican City State showcases the entire Vatican City philatelic and numismatic production from 1929 to date, including a wide selection of postmarks, sketches, typographic plates, plasters, bronze casts and other items illustrating the different stages in the productions of stamps and coins. There is also a collection of philatelic material and postal history (1852-1870) relating to the Papal State. The paintings on display in the Museum are all original artists’sketches used to create stamps, postcards and aerograms.
Location: the Philatelic and Numismatic Museum is located inside the Vatican Museums. Access is through the main entrance of the Vatican Museums on Viale Vaticano (Metro A line, Cipro Musei Vaticani). Admission and hours: same as Vatican Museums.
Accessibility and information: Tours for visitors may be arranged in advance by calling (0039) 06 69883005. For any other information call (0039) 06 69883005 or contact us by fax (0039) 06 69884550 or by e-mail: