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The area of the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór closed to visitors

We inform that from August 16, the area of the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór will be closed. The museum building with the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. The German Death Camp 1942–1943” will remain open to visitors.

The site of the former camp will be closed for approximately 12 months, due to the ongoing construction works. During this final stage of the new museum establishment process, the new commemoration will be created and combined with the new spatial arrangement of the former Sobibór extermination camp grounds.

Restrictions in travelling to the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór

We inform that despite the state of emergency declared within the Lublin voivodship, particularly near the Polish-Belarusian border, the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór remains open to visitors. Please note, however, that the restrictions apply to Włodawa located near the borderline area. Therefore, we request the visitors to select an alternative route when travelling to the memorial. The recommended course leads via the road no. 812 form the city of Chełm. For those using GPS system we include directions: http://www.sobibor-memorial.eu/en/information

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 10 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 20 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.

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