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Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek


General Rules and Regulations


General information



  • The Museum may be visited either individually or in groups
  • It is not advisable for children under 13 to visit the grounds and buildings of the former concentration camp at Majdanek

  • Admission to the Museum is free of charge
  • The last visitors are admitted half an hour before the closing time
  • The details concerning the opening hours, visiting the permanent historical exhibition and temporary exhibitions can be found on information boards at the entrance to the exposition, in the museum information centre and on the Museum’s website



Order regulations



  • While staying on the grounds of the Museum please respect the site and wear suitable clothes for necropolis and memorial site
  • While visiting the Museum please obey the recommendations of the guides, exhibition keepers and Museum Guards


On the grounds of the Museum it is strictly forbidden to:


  • use open fire and smoke
  • light candles
  • touch the exhibits
  • behave noisily
  • use mobile phones in the historic buildings
  • eat
  • bring animals (with the exception of guide dogs)
  • visit the site under the influence of alcohol and other intoxicants



Guidelines for filming, videotaping and photographing
 
        Following rules pertaining to making and recording photographic and audiovisual works (including films) apply to the grounds of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór:

1.
Making and recording photographic and audiovisual works depicting grounds, buildings, and exhibitions of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór for personal use is free of charge and does not require permission by the director of the State Museum at Majdanek.
 
2. Having made and recorded photographic and audiovisual works depicting grounds, buildings, and exhibitions of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór is not tantamount with being granted a license to publish such a work or use it otherwise for public or commercial purposes.
 
3. It is not allowed to distribute or publish photographic and audiovisual works depicting grounds, buildings, and exhibitions of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór, including for commercial or promotional purposes, without a prior permission of the State Museum at Majdanek.
 
4. Making and recording photographic and audiovisual works depicting grounds, buildings, and exhibitions of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór for public or commercial use is payable and requires permission by the director of the State Museum at Majdanek.
 

         Visitors are advised that:

considering memory of the victims of the German camps at Majdanek, in Bełżec and Sobibór; and complying with the Law of July 2, 1947, on Commemorating the Suffering of the Polish People and Other Peoples at Majdanek; and accomplishing tasks mentioned in the Museum statute, especially those concerning collecting, maintaining, preserving and conserving items related with the history of the German concentration camp at Majdanek and German death camps in Bełżec and Sobibór as well as tasks concerning keeping grounds of the former camps along with buildings and historical objects located there in good condition, and tasks pertaining to making the collections available for academic, documentary, exhibiting and educational purposes, the State Museum at Majdanek declares that each action being harmful to the reputation of these sites and violating memory of people who died in the mentioned camps and being at variance with the above mentioned tasks or accomplishing other tasks than the above mentioned ones is not protected and infringes the law.