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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.

  • 12.01.2015

    Zamknięta część ekspozycji muzealnej

    Ze względu na awarię linii energetycznej budynek krematorium oraz toalety przy gónym parkingu (obok Mauzoleum) będą nieczynne do odwołania.

    Przepraszamy za wszelkie utrudnienia.

  • 04.01.2015

    Kurs na przewodnika po Muzeum dla studentów



    Państwowe Muzeum na Majdanku organizuje kurs na przewodnika muzealnego dla studentek i studentów. Osoby, które pomyślnie przejdą proces rekrutacji i wszystkie etapy szkolenia mogą liczyć na współpracę z Muzeum.

  • 11.12.2014

    State Museum at Majdanek during Christmas period

    Information about opening hours and accessibility of State Museum at Majdanek between December 19, 2014 and January 1, 2015:



    The outdoor exhibition and historical buildings are accessible for visitors everyday between 9.00 – 16.00.



    Between December 19 and 31, 2014 but also on January 1, 2015 the Visitor Service Centre will be closed.



    The historical exhibition in barrack nr 62 will be closed from December 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015.



    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • 03.12.2014

    First-year students of Cultural Animation at Majdanek

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    On November 25, 2014, first-year students of Cultural Animation of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology from the University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska took part in the meeting with employees of the Education Department and Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek. It was the part of the program “Methodical workshops” in which students, led by teachers, visit public cultural institutions in Lublin, non-governmental organizations and private entities realizing the cultural activity.

  • 21.11.2014

    Scholarly conference on the 70th anniversary of the State Museum at Majdanek

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    An international scholarly conference entitled "Martyrological Museums in a European perspective. Areas for experiencing and learning history" was ate highlight of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Museum at Majdanek It was held on 19-20 November at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 17.11.2014

    The Visitor Service Centre closed on December 24, 31, 2010 and January 2, 2011

    The State Museum at Majdanek would like to inform, that the Visitor Service Centre will be closed on December 24,31, 2010 and January 2, 2011. Simultaneously we inform, that because ofdifficult weather conditions, the historical exhibitionmay be closed for visitors anytime. Please check the availeability of the Museum before planned visit.


    The information about closing of the objects will be displayed in a Current events section a our website www.majdanek.euWe encourage to contact us also by phone: +48 81 710 28 33, or bye-mail: centrum@majdanek.pl

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 06.11.2014

    On martyrological museums on the jubilee conference

    On November 19 and 20, on the 70th anniversary of its functioning, the State Museum at Majdanek organises scientific conference entitled “Martyrological Museums in Europe. Space of Presenting and Experiencing History” under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The conference is closed. It will be held in Polish and German.

  • 04.11.2014

    Anniversary of “Bloody Wednesday” at Majdanek

    On November 3, 1943, over 18 thousand Jews were murdered at Majdanek. It was the biggest execution by firing squad in the history of the German concentration camps, known as Bloody Wednesday. Everyone who would like to pay tribute to the murdered, by lighting candles and laying down wreaths at the foot of the obelisk next to the Mausoleum, is invited to the Museum at Majdanek on November 3, at 12.00.

  • 31.10.2014

    Museum’s jubilee publications

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    Observances of the 70th anniversary of the State Museum at Majdanek are held in November. On this occasion, the institution has published a book entitled “70 Years of the State Museum at Majdanek.” Apart from that the 26th issue of “Zeszyty Majdanka” including an article on the Museum’s exhibitions to date will soon appear in print.

  • 30.10.2014

    Changes of opening hours at the museums at Majdanek, in Bełżec, and in Sobibór

    Starting from November 1, opening hours of the State Museum at Majdanek and Museum of the Former Death Camp in Sobibór are changed. In the winter season, part of the museum exhibition is also closed.

  • 28.10.2014

    Post-graduate history students from UMCS at Majdanek

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    On October 22 and 23, 2014, post-graduate students of History Institute at Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin visited the State Museum at Majdanek. The visit was organized as part of the course named “Modern methods and techniques of running classes” run by Prof. Andrzej Stępnik.

  • 28.10.2014

    Biography Education. History of the Majdanek concentration camp from the perspective of individual experiences

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    On October 21st, 2014, the youth from matura classes of the Secondary School No. 2 in Lubartów participated in the lesson that aimed at learning about the fate and experiences of former Majdanek prisoners. The programme took place in the modernized Visitor Service Centre where there are up-to-date classrooms equiped with appliances suitable for educational projects using interactive methods simultaneously for two groups.

  • 27.10.2014

    1 i 2 listopada - godziny otwarcia Muzeum

    Przypominamy, że1 listopadaCentrum Obsługi Zwiedzających, wystawa, bramy III polaoraz wszystkieobiekty historyczne będą zamknięte.Aby ułatwić dotarcie do pobliskiego cmentarza komunalnego, Muzeum umożliwiaprzejście przez teren oraz skorzystanie z parkingów.

  • 26.10.2014

    Unusual commemoration of Jews from Izbica deported to Bełżec

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    On October 20 and 21, 2014, the Association Bildungswerk Stanislaw Hantz eV from Germany, Comprehensive Primary and Secondary School Complex in Izbica and the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec organized celebrations to commemorate the extermination of Jews from Izbica and Jews deported to Izbica between 1939 and 1942 from Częstochowa, Vienna, Frankfurt am Main and many others.

  • 23.10.2014

    Entrances to the Museum from the Tetmajera and Cmentarna Street

    The gates leading to the area of the Museum from both the Tetmajer and the Cmentarna Street are open starting fromFriday (October 24, 2014).

  • 19.10.2014

    The Days of Majdanek have already started

    On October 16, the Days of Majdanek start at the Museum. It will be the first event organized in the modernized Visitor Service Centre. This year, visitors will have an opportunity to see the museum collections and archives, which are not usually available to guests, as well as to become familiar with the history of the former German concentration camp and activity of the Museum.

  • 17.10.2014

    The Museum at Majdanek is the most popular tourist attraction in Lublin

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    For the second time, the State Museum at Majdanek has been rewarded with the Travellers’ Choice Attractions Award for the best tourist attraction of Lublin. The Award is given by the users of TripAdvisor® – the world’s largest travel sites.

  • 15.10.2014

    Visitor Service Centre in the new design

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    Modernization works in the Visitor Service Centre have finished. Apart from that a new welcoming board has been erected at the entrance to the Museum. The investments provide new possibilities for the Museum educational and popularizing practice.

  • 14.10.2014

    Death camp in Sobibór – new historical findings

    The State Museum at Majdanek presents the results of the latest research concerning the history of the German death camp in Sobibór. This study was carried out by Robert Kuwałek, a researcher working for our institution who suddenly died in 2014. In the study he tried to determine the balance of camp victims. At the end of his last research work there is an important conclusion to find which grows in importance in the light of finding the gas chamber foundations:

  • 10.10.2014

    Difficulties in visiting the Museum at Majdanek

    On October 3, due toworks related with the constructionofnewwater supply system,visitors can only use the car park located near the entrance gate to the Museum.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience.

  • 09.10.2014

    The Days of Majdanek have already started

    On October 16, the Days of Majdanek start at the Museum. It will be the first event organized in the modernized Visitor Service Centre. This year, visitors will have an opportunity to see the museum collections and archives, which are not usually available to guests, as well as to become familiar with the history of the former German concentration camp and activity of the Museum.

  • 08.10.2014

    Exploration and discovery of historical traces

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    A group of young people from Schiller’s Junior High School in Münster, which came to Lublin to take part in the school exchange with Staszic High School No. 1., visited the State Museum at Majdanek. The programme of educational activities included guided tour through the grounds of the former camp and visiting the outdoor exhibition as well as the exhibition "The Prisoners of Majdanek."

  • 02.10.2014

    Museum in Bełżec closed on October 4

    On October 4,when Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur isobserved, the permament historicalexhibition and the grounds of the Museum - Memorial Site in Bełżec are closed.

  • 02.10.2014

    Difficulties in visiting the Museum at Majdanek

    On October 3, due toworks related with the constructionofnewwater supply system,visitors can only use the car park located near the entrance gate to the Museum.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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