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Rules and Regulations Concerning visiting State Museum at Majdanek and branches in Bełżec and Sobibór

Rules and regulations concerning visiting
the State Museum at Majdanek
and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Order regulations
1. Every person staying at the premises of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór is obliged to cover their mouth and nose with a mask.
2. Every person should keep a minimum 1.5-metre distance from others (excluding families and guardians of the disabled).
3. A maximum of 1 person per 15 sq. m of space may stay in closed facilities.

Rules for visiting museum exhibitions 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, in accordance with generally applicable laws.
2. Visits to the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór can take place as individual tours or with a guide in groups of up to 15 people. It is recommended that visitors using the guide service cover their mouth and nose with a mask.
3. The museum introduces a limit of visitors at exhibitions as well as museum buildings housing visitor service centres. The detailed information concerning the admission restrictions is available at the entrance to particular structures.
4. Visitors attending the “Prisoners of Majdanek” exhibition in barracks no. 62 in the State Museum at Majdanek as well as the permanent exhibitions in Bełżec and Sobibór (museum buildings) are obliged to disinfect their hands at the points of entry. The disinfectant is available at the entrance of each building (this rule applies to all visitors, those wearing gloves included).
5. When visiting, keep a safe distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people (excluding families and guardians of the disabled).
6. Before entering the visitor service centres or attending the museum 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 rule applies to all visitors, those wearing gloves included).
7. 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 1.5-metre distance from other visitors (excluding families and guardians of the disabled).
8. 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 pandemic are applied temporarily and independently from the Rules and regulations concerning visiting the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór, introduced by Order No. 3/2018 of March 21, 2018.

  • 20.04.2015

    Holocaust Remembrance Day at the State Museum at Majdanek.

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    On April 19 – the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the State Museum at Majdanek took part in the celebration of the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity.

  • 10.04.2015

    Traces of the Holocaust in the imaginarium of the Polish culture

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    Between March 30 – April 2, 2015, the Holocaust Remembrance Research Team from the Institute of Polish Culture in the University of Warsaw organised a seminar at the State Museum at Majdanek. The project called “Traces of Holocaust in the imaginarium of the Polish culture” included a study tour around the outdoor and historical exhibitions, meetings, presentations and debates with members of the staff of the Department of Collections, Archives, as well as Education and Exhibition Departments, which concerned the history of the Museum, current exhibitions, conservation problems, and the issues of influence and perception of the memorial site by present-day visitors.

  • 31.03.2015

    Easter opening hours of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches

    On Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday (April 4–6), the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek and the barracks with historical exhibition is closed. The Museum grounds and historical objects are available to visitors.

  • 31.03.2015

    New elements of the museum exhibition

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    The Museum has uncovered a fragment of the historical camp road that was built by the Majdanek prisoners with tombstones from Jewish cemeteries in Lublin. Apart from that in one of the exhibition barracks, there is a presentation on the history of Lublin of the occupation time.

  • 28.03.2015

    A teenager’s diary written at the camp

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    On March 24, a group of students from High School No. 1 in Siedlce took part in the educational workshops based on Jadwiga Ankiewicz’s biography. She was a 17-year-old inmate at Majdanek. During her 4-month stay in KL Lublin, Jadwiga was keeping a journal, in which she was describing the reality in the camp in her own, subjective way. Fortunately, while having been discharged from the camp, she avoided a search and carried her diary away from the camp under the lining of her coat. In 1998, the original diary was handed over to the Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek by Jadwiga’s family.

  • 28.03.2015

    Camp memories sounded during the Way of the Cross at Majdanek

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    On March 27, the Way of the Cross started from the Gate-Monument. It has been organized by the Youth Chaplaincy of Lublin Archdiocese and the State Museum at Majdanek for the 16th time.

  • 27.03.2015

    Joint learning and commemorating the past

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    On March 19 and 20, a group of German teenagers from Gesamtschule in Schermbeck, together with the Polish teenagers from High School no. 5 in Lublin, took part in the educational project devoted to the history of the KL Lublin that was held at the State Museum at Majdanek.


  • 27.03.2015

    Teenagers from Ukraine commemorated the murdered Jews

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    On March 22, 2015, at the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec [MMPB] a ceremony was held to commemorate the murdered Jews of Żółkiew and Rawa Ruska. On this day, MMPB hosted 45 students from Ukraine along with their teachers.

  • 24.03.2015

    History that provokes questions

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    March 15-19, 2015, the historical workshops took place at the Museum at Majdanek together with students of the Lower-Secondary School Bethel named after Friedrich von Bodelschwingh in Bielefeld and students from the High School No 5 in Lublin. The aim of the workshops was to explore the history of the German occupation in the Lublin region, especially at Majdanek concentration camp.

  • 24.03.2015

    A lecture for the University of the Third Age students

    On March 19, 2015, about 40 students from the University of the Third Age in Tomaszów Lubelski took part in the lecture delivered by the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec employee. The lecture was devoted to the post-war history of the grounds of the former concentration camp in Bełżec.

  • 24.03.2015

    Camp memories will sound during the Way of the Cross at Majdanek

    The sound of the Peace Bell will traditionally mark the beginning of the Way of the Cross at the area of the former concentration camp at Majdanek. The procession will start from the Gate-Monument on March 27, at 6 p.m.

  • 11.03.2015

    The State Museum at Majdanek and the Open University of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Work in tandem



    The Open University of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the State Museum at Majdanek invite you for the free lectures aimed at lower-secondary and secondary students, which concern the history of the Majdanek concentration camp. The lessons, in the form of 45-minute lectures given by the workers of the State Museum at Majdanek, take place in the buildings of the Catholic University of Lublin.

  • 11.03.2015

    The youth from seven countries met in Bełżec

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    “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY,” this is the title of the international historic meeting organized by Zamojskie Centrum Wolontariatu [the Volunteer Centre in Zamość]. The group of its participants consisted in the youth, the representatives of youth and non-governmental organizations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Rumania, Turkey, Hungary and Poland. All together, they improved their knowledge about the events that took place in the Second World War in the Zamość Region.

  • 03.03.2015

    The new museum online bookshop

    Over 100 various titles are available in the new museum online bookshop. Among them there are mainly publications documenting the history of the German concentration camp at Majdanek and the death camps in Bełżec and Sobibór. These are the latest findings, anthologies of the memories of people who lived at that time and sources editions.



  • 27.02.2015

    Session of the Council of the State Museum at Majdanek

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    On February 27 the last session of the MuseumCouncil in this term took place. The Chairman of the Council, Prof. Andrzej Stępnik, summed up the results of the Museum work during the past 4 years: “I would like to notice that the Museum advanced as a centre of research on contemporary history, as well as history teaching. This period of time was very fruitful. Universities are going through a severe slump – there are no funds, students turn their back on history, there are only few World War II historians (…). The Museum took over many research tasks that earlier were assigned to universities. I was impressed when I participated in the promotion of the journal ‘Zeszyty Majdanka.’ These publications differ from those in bookstores – these are erudite research papers.”

  • 25.02.2015

    “Practical commemoration” project awarded a Dr. Selig Auerbach prize

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    A cyclical educational project called “Practical commemoration” carried out at the State Museum at Majdanek by students from the Gesamtschule Waltrop was awarded a Dr. Selig Auerbach prize. It has been awarded schools by the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Recklinghausen (North Rhine-Westphalia) since 2006. The prize is granted for the best project in making the Holocaust history more accessible, commemorating the Nazi victims, Jewish culture and religion, and Christian-Jewish relations. It will be officially awarded in March in the town hall of Recklinghausen.

  • 20.02.2015

    Barracks no. 45 is closed

    Starting from March 1, barracks no. 45 with a mockup of a concentration camp at Majdanek is closed indefinitely due to renovation works.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 11.02.2015

    Free PDF museum guides

    The latest version of the museum guide is available to download from our website. The publication “Majdanek. Memorial and Museum" introduces to the Museum’s activities, describes collections and exhibitions, as well as history of establishing the Museum and various commemorations to the Majdanek victims. Some practical information and a plan of the Museum facilitate the visit at Majdanek.

  • 09.02.2015

    Young people from Poland, Germany and Israel commemorated the victims of the death camp in Bełżec

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    “Forgotten stories, forgotten people – young people from Poland, Germany and Israel discover fates of the Nazi victims” – it is a title of a project carried out by the Zamość Volunteer Centre, Maria Konopnicka Secondary School in Zamość, Dürer-Gymnasium in Nurenberg, and Youth Village Kfar Silver in Hof Ashkelon.

  • 09.02.2015

    Cooperation between the State Museum at Majdanek and Secondary School No. 1 in Lublin

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    Lecture course concerning the history of KL Lublin (Concentration Camp in Lublin) has been taking place in Secondary School No. 1 in Lublin. The lectures organised for the second grade students of historical speciality are the great opportunity to become acquainted with the functioning of the German concentration camp in Lublin as well as life of the whole community of prisoners and individual persons confined at Majdanek. Historical sources used during the lectures are the basis for discussion and exchange of experiences.

  • 03.02.2015

    Students from Comenius-Gymnasium in Datteln visit Majdanek

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    A visit to the authentic historical places connected to the Holocaust, like Majdanek, offers a remarkable possibility of an active exploration of history. Historical workshops, organised on 19–23 January for the students of Gymnasium in Datteln, in Nordrhein-Westfalen enabled them to learn about selected aspects of KL Lublin's history on the basis of historical sources, e.g. studies, commentaries, and archival documents.

  • 27.01.2015

    Nearly 190 thousand visitors. Annual report on museum activities in 2014


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    A report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek in 2014 has already been published. On 50 pages, there is information about 70th anniversary of the Museum, the most important investments, exhibitions.

  • 27.01.2015

    The meeting with witnesses to the history on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    On January 27, students from schools in Lublin took part in an educational project on the fates of the Jewish families imprisoned at Majdanek. The former prisoners of KL Lublin also participated in the meeting. The Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec joined the commemoration as well.

  • 22.01.2015

    72nd anniversary of transports from Pawiak to Majdanek

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    To commemorate the Polish political prisoners deported from Pawiak prison to KL Lublin, the Museum organised a meeting on 16th January. It was devoted to Danuta Brzosko-Mędryk, the former prisoner of Pawiak prison and KL Lublin, brought to Majdanek in the first transport of political prisoners from Warsaw on 18th January 1943.

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