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Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór General Rules and Regulations

§1 General information

1. The State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór may be visited either individually or in groups.

2. It is not advisable for children under 14 to visit the grounds and buildings of the former camps at Majdanek, in Bełżec and in Sobibór.

3. Admission to the Museum is free of charge.

4. The last visitors are admitted to the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór one hour before the closing time.

5. The last visitors are admitted to permanent exhibitions half an hour before the closing time.

6. The details concerning the opening hours, visiting the permanent historical exhibition and temporary exhibitions can be found on information boards, in the museum information centres and on the Museum’s website.

7. The Museum and its branches do not run a cloakroom or left luggage office.

§2 Order regulations

1. While staying on the grounds of the Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór please respect the sites and wear suitable clothes for necropolis and memorial site.

2. While visiting the Museum please obey the recommendations of the guides, exhibition keepers and Museum Guards.

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

• use open fire and smoke

• light candles (except in indicated places)

• touch the exhibits

• behave noisily

• eat

• use mobile phones in the historic buildings

• bring animals (with the exception of guide dogs)

• visit the sites under the influence of alcohol and other intoxicants

• to fly drones without a prior permission of the director of the State Museum at Majdanek

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. Sekretariat tel.: +48 81 710 28 21 faks: +48 81 710 28 65 e-mail: sekretariat@majdanek.eu Centrum Obsługi Zwiedzających tel.: +48 81 710 28 33 e-mail: centrum@majdanek.eu NIP 946-00-01-052 REGON 000276096 BGK Oddział w Lublinie PL 93 1130 1206 0028 9173 9720 0001 SWIFT GOSKPLPW

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.

Rules for organizing commemorative ceremonies accompanying the visit to the State Museum at Majdanek

1. To organize the commemoration of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and death camp at Majdanek, organized groups are required to obtain the consent of the Director of the State Museum at Majdanek.

2. Organizers and participants to the ceremonies are obliged to comply with the Visiting Rules of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór, and to obey the recommendations of the Museum Guards and other employees of the State Museum at Majdanek. 3. The commemorative ceremony can be organized only at the place determined by the Director of the State Museum at Majdanek and upon presentation of the permission obtained for organizing it.

4. Organized ceremonies must not make it difficult for other tourists to visit the State Museum at Majdanek, block sightseeing routes and access to particular buildings and monuments. The organizers of the ceremony are obliged to carry it out in a way that will ensure the fulfillment of this requirement.

5. The organizer informs the State Museum at Majdanek about the date, time when the ceremony starts and ends, and the number of its participants. In this respect, written notification is required at least 5 working days before the planned date of the ceremony. It must be sent to the address of the State Museum at Majdanek or via e-mail: centrum@majdanek.eu.

6. Taking into account security considerations and the obligation to provide visitors with an access to all places, historical buildings and monuments all the time, i.e. during the opening hours of the State Museum at Majdanek, one reported ceremony may be attended by up to 160 people.

7. It is totally forbidden to organize unreported ceremonies at the State Museum at Majdanek.

Regulations on flying drones at the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór.

1. Flying drones at the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór requires the permission of the director of the State Museum at Majdanek.

2. The permission to fly drones is only given in exceptional cases, such as particularly important film productions or some scientific works.

3. Flying drones at the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór is possible only at the time determined by the Director and in the presence of the Museum employee.

4. The drone operator is responsible for the whole flight. He bears full legal and financial responsibility for any damage caused during and after the flight.
5. Due to the fact that the State Museum at Majdanek is entirely located in the controlled area of ​​the Lublin Airport (CTR), the drone operator must follow the flight rules that apply to this area. In addition, a part of the Museum area is located in the zone of 6 km from the Lublin Airport. In order to fly over this zone, the permission of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) should be obtained.

6. Due to the fact that the Museum of the Former Death Camp in Sobibór is located in the border zone, the drone operator must notify the Border Guard about the intention to fly a drone (the Border Guard Post in Zbereze: zbereze@strazgraniczna.pl).
7. Due to the fact that the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec is located in the border zone, the drone operator must notify the State Border Guard about the intention to fly a drone (the Border Guard Post in Hrebenne: hrebenne@strazgraniczna.pl).

8. The drone operator is obliged to fulfill all requirements resulting from the applicable state regulations, have a qualification certificate recognized in Poland adequate to the used drone model and the nature of the flight and submit to the secretariat of the State Museum at Majanek documents confirming the granting of rights, as well as an OC policy for flying drones and valid air medical examinations.

Guided Tours for Individual Visitors of the State Museum at Majdanek. Terms and Conditions

§1
Definitions

Definitions used in the Terms and Conditions have the following meaning:

  1. “PMM” – The State Museum at Majdanek located at Droga Męczenników Majdanka 67, 20-325 Lublin, Poland
  2. “Terms and Conditions” – Terms and Conditions concerning Guided Tours for Individual Visitors of the State Museum at Majdanek
  3. “Service” – Guided Tours for Individual Visitors of the State Museum at Majdanek

§2
General Provisions

  1. The Terms and Conditions apply to guided tours for individual visitors of PMM.
  2. To make use of the Service, the visitors accept the Terms and Conditions, the General Rules and Regulations of Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór, which are available at the PMM’s website (www.majdanek.eu) and in the Visitor Service Centre.

§3

General Information

  1. PMM offers guided tours for individual visitors. The number of visitors participating in one tour must not exceed 30.
  2. The Service is provided on condition that at least four payment obligations are fulfilled within one tour.
  3. The Service is scheduled by PMM exclusively.
  4. The Service is provided in the Polish and English language exclusively.
  5. The estimated time of the Service is approximately 2.5 hours.

§4

Purchase and Payment Regulations

  1. The Service is available for visitors on the condition of their fulfilling the payment obligation.
  2. The fees must be paid in the bookstore located in the Visitor Service Centre of PMM or, in exceptional circumstances, at the parking fee booth.
  3. The details concerning the prices are available in the Visitor Service Centre and on the PMM’s website (www.majdanek.eu).
  4. The payment obligation must be fulfilled no later than 5 minutes before start of the tour. The visitors who arrive late or do not fulfill the payment obligation are not allowed to make use of the Service.

§5

Cancellation and Rescheduling of the Service

  1. The visitors who cancel their participation in the Service due to personal reasons cannot demand a refund.
  2. PMM reserves the right to cancel the Service due to reasons beyond its control, in particular resulting from force majeure and security reasons. In such circumstances the visitors who fulfilled the payment obligation can demand a refund.
  3. PMM reserves the right to reschedule the Service due to reasons beyond its control, in particular resulting from force majeure and security reasons. Should the visitors who fulfilled the payment obligation find the new time schedule inconvenient, they can demand a refund.

§6

Final Provisions

  1. PMM reserves the right to alter the Terms and Conditions. PMM is obliged to announce all the alterations on the PMM’s website (www.majdanek.eu).
  2. The Terms and Conditions and the General Rules and Regulations of Visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór constitute a coherent legal system that both the visitors and PMM are obliged to obey.
  3. To all matters not settled herein shall apply the Law of Poland, in particular, the Polish Civil Code.

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