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State Museum at Majdanek Reopening

We invite only the individual visitors (excluding families) to explore the museum’s grounds, exhibitions, and historic buildings.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the grounds, exhibitions, and historic buildings of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branch in Bełżec are available in accordance with strict sanitary regulations that ensure the safety of both the visitors and the employees of the museum.

We require the visitors to obey the basic safety principles. Every visitor is obliged to cover their nose and their mouth, as well as to keep the minimum 2-metre distance from others.

In the present circumstances, we are forced to introduce a limit of visitors
that can be simultaneously present inside the objects housing exhibitions, and the visitor service centres. The detailed information concerning the admission restrictions is available at the entrance to particular structures.

We resume the functioning of information centres and distribution points. We request all our visitors to conduct the purchases in the bookstores and to pay the parking fees with the use of cashless methods of payment, if possible.

In addition, we inform that the guided tours, classes, and other educational activities are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Rules and Regulations Concerning Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its Branches in Bełżec and Sobibór During the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic.

Rules and Regulations Concerning Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek
and its Branches in Bełżec and Sobibór During the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic.

The Rules and Regulations Concerning Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek
and its Branches in Bełżec and Sobibór During the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic are introduced
in accordance with the present legal restrictions, to ensure the safety of the visitors
and the employees of the museum.

Basic Regulations

1. Every person present within the grounds and the structures of the State Museum
at Majdanek or its branches is obliged to cover their mouth and their nose with their own personal protection equipment.
2. Every person present within the grounds, exhibition spaces, and historic objects
of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches is obliged to keep a minimum
2-metre distance from others (excluding families and caretakers).

Rules Regarding Exhibition Attendance and Visitor Service

1. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the grounds, exhibitions,
and historic buildings of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches are available
in accordance with strict sanitary regulations that ensure the safety of both the visitors and the employees of the museum.
2. The State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór can be visited only individually (excluding families). This restriction applies until further notice.
3. The museum does not offer guide services – guided tours are suspended
until further notice.
4. The museum introduces a limit of visitors that can be simultaneously present inside the objects housing exhibitions, and the visitor service centres.
The detailed information concerning the admission restrictions is available at the entrance to particular structures.
5. Visitors attending the “Prisoners of Majdanek” exhibition in barracks no. 62
in the State Museum at Majdanek as well as the primary exhibition halls in Bełżec
and Sobibór are obliged to disinfect their hands at the points of entry.
The disinfectant is available at the entrance of each building. This rules applies
to all visitors, those wearing gloves included.
6. Every visitor is obliged to keep a minimum 2-metre distance from other
visitors (excluding families).
7. Before entering the visitor service centres or attending the information points,
the visitors are obliged to disinfect their hands at the points of entry.
The disinfectant is available at the entrance of each building. This rules applies
to all visitors, those wearing gloves included.
8. Only one person can be directly present at the information and distribution points.
The remaining visitors are obliged to await for their turn to be attended,
keeping a minimum 2-metre distance from other visitors (excluding families
and caretakers).
9. All purchases and transactions should be conducted with the use of cashless methods of payment, if possible.
The Rules and Regulations Concerning Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its Branches in Bełżec and Sobibór During the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic are applied temporarily and independently from the standard Rules and Regulations concerning visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its Branches in Bełżec and Sobibór implemented through the decree no. 3/2018 by the Director of the State Museum at Majdanek on March 21, 2018.

Change in the rules for issuing invoices for receipts from January 1, 2020.

Please be advised that due to the changes in regulations from January 1, 2020, it will not be possible to issue a tax invoice to the taxpayer (the change does not apply to private persons) based on the receipt not containing the NIP number. Therefore, we ask businesspeople to request an invoice before making a purchase or paying for the parking service.
Invoices for parking services are issued at the Visitor Service Center.

Online bookshop

We would like to inform you that from Monday May 11th, the possibility of placing orders in the Internet bookstore of the Museum at Majdanek will be restored. https://ksiegarnia.majdanek.eu

Due to restrictions on the operation of the Museum during the COVID-19 threat, the period of realization of orders may be extended.

  • 05.04.2019

    Apprentices from Daimler learnt a painful history

    On 1-3 April, the State Museum at Majdanek was visited by two apprentices from Daimler AG from Germany.

  • 03.04.2019

    Touch the past

    On Saturday, March 30, as part of the meeting titled ‘We have become numbers – outfit, marking and living conditions of Majdanek prisoners’ a large group of participants gathered around objects that are not always available to the museum audience.

  • 03.04.2019

    Difficult history unites the youth

    The intercultural exchange and learning about the difficult history of World War II was the goal of Polish and German youth while visiting the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 01.04.2019

    The new visual identification system of the Museum

    Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.

  • 27.03.2019

    Agreement on cooperation with the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

    On March 26, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, and Albert Stankowski, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, signed a cooperation agreement. The cooperation will include scientific and educational activities, and incorporate the research and dissemination of knowledge about the Holocaust and the fate of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and surrounding cities murdered in the Nazi German camps at Majdanek and in Bełżec and Sobibór.

  • 22.03.2019

    Silent witnesses of history. Meetings centred around camp relics

    On March 30, we are pleased to invite you to the first meeting from the series “Silent witnesses of history”. This will be an opportunity to look from a closer perspective at the items related to the functioning of the Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek, which are mostly kept in the Museum’s warehouses. We will tell the stories of selected museum exhibits, and also present the fate of the people to whom they belonged.

  • 15.03.2019

    About love at Majdanek

    On March 14, 2019, a meeting called “What obstacle is barbed wire? What other obstacles?” was held at the Visitor Service Center at the State Museum at Majdanek. The audience was presented with stories of prisoners, who met and fell in love at times and in a place that did not encourage love.

  • 13.03.2019

    An academic conference ‘Lenses over the camps’

    The State Museum at Majdanek has the pleasure of inviting you to take part in an academic conference entitled ‘Lenses over the camps’ on April 9th. During the conference we will hear a dozen or so speakers who will discuss an extremely important aspect of warfare, such as aerial photography.

  • 12.03.2019

    Calendar of Museum events in 2019

    Over 30 events, among them publication of a historical comic, academic conferences, reunion of families of Majdanek prisoners, meetings with witnesses or unveiling of a mural. These are the events which we will held in 2019.

  • 08.03.2019

    Memory about the first deportations

    On the night of March 16/17, 1942, the Germans began to implement the genocidal plan under the code name ‘Aktion Reinhardt’. On the 77th anniversary of these events, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Department of Culture and History of Jews at UMCS invite you on March 15 at 2 p.m. for a lecture on the issue of the extermination of Jews in the Lublin region. It will be held in the Large Hall of the UMCS Humanities Faculty.

  • 07.03.2019

    Meeting of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek

    On February 27, the session of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek took place. Discussing the most important undertakings accomplished by the Museum in 2018, director Tomasz Kranz mentioned mainly the ceremony of the 75th. anniversary of the prisoners uprising at tge German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.

  • 05.03.2019

    Love stronger than death

    What is barbed wire to love? Love behind the fences of Majdanek – this is the title of a meeting organised by the State Museum at Majdanek concerning love in the camp.

  • 25.02.2019

    Perto Poroshenko visited Majdanek

    On 22 February, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the State Museum at Majdanek. He paid homage to the victims at the Mausoleum commemorating the prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp.

  • 05.02.2019

    The report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek in 2018

    The latest report on the Museum’s activity has been published. As always, it presents the most important events organised by the State Museum at Majdanek, achievements, information on collections, maintenance and activities addressed to the wide audience.

  • 31.01.2019

    Conservation of bath barracks and gas chambers

    Due to renovation work in the one of the most important buildings preserved on the grounds of the State Museum at Majdanek, the bath barracks and gas chambers will be unavailable for visitors until the summer of 2020.

  • 28.01.2019

    Maintaining the memory

    Once again, the State Museum at Majdanek joined the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • 21.01.2019

    Design competition of the permanent exhibition „SS-SONDERKOMMANDO SOBIBOR". GERMAN DEATH CAMP

    The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the design competition of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi death camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 18.01.2019

    The 76th anniversary of transports from Pawiak to Majdanek

    On January 17, 2019, it has been 76 years since the first transport of Polish political prisoners departed from Pawiak to the concentration camp in Lublin. On that occasion the State Museum at Majdanek organized a meeting called ‘Playmates. ‘Jola’, ‘Marysia’ and ‘Rudy’ in Gestapo prison in Pawiak and in German concentration camp at Majdanek’, in which Pawiak prisoner and prisoner of German camps Leszek Zabłocki nicknamed ‘Jola’ participated.

  • 17.01.2019

    The International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    We join the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day again this year. The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the workshops, lectures and guided tours around the Museum on January 25 and 27.

  • 10.01.2019

    Renovation of historic books

    The State Museum at Majdanek decided to fully renovate 51 books from the historic collections, including 27 prayer books. All the items were found in the area of the camp at Majdanek after its liquidation.

  • 09.01.2019

    76th anniversary of transports from the Pawiak Prison to Majdanek

    On the night of September 17, 1942, Germans arrested three boys in the building on Krechowiecka Street in Warsaw. Involved in the Polish underground resistance movement, Adam Nowosławski alias ‘Marysia,’ Jerzy Giergielewicz alias ‘Rudy’ and Leszek Zabłocki alias ‘Jola,’ were sent to the Gestapo prison on Pawia Street. After five months of isolation and brutal interrogations, all three were transported to the concentration camp at Majdanek.

  • 08.01.2019

    Romuald Dylewski (1924-2019)

    Romuald Dylewski died on January 7. He was an urbanist who rendered great service especially to the urban development of Lublin and Lublin region, honorary member of the Society of Polish Urbanists and Association of Polish Architects, author of many works in the field of city and region planning.

  • 28.12.2018

    More participants of the museum lessons

    From year-to-year, we notice a stronger interest in the museum lessons organised by the Education Department of the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. In 2018, there were organised around 120 museum classes at the museum. Almost 3500 primary, middle and high school students from the whole Poland attended the lessons.

  • 27.12.2018

    Conservation of archival photographs

    Over three hundred private photographs belonging to the victims of “Aktion Reinhardt” were commissioned to restore by the Museum. As a result, pictures which had been pasted into an album were unstuck from its pages. Later the photographs were reinforced and their elasticity was restored. It also turned out that there are notes on the reverses of some pictures that make it possible to identify people posing for photographs.

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