THE STATUTE OF SIGHTSEEING
The Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc
The Museum is opened
- The Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc is opened:
1. 1.The Town Hall – Sierpc, pl. Kardynała Wyszyńskiego 1
- opened every day except Mondays
- on Saturdays– free of charge between 10.00 – 6.00
1.2. The Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń – Bieżuń, Stary Rynek 19
- opened every day except Mondays
- on Fridays– free of charge between 8.00 – 4.00
1.3. The Ethnographic Museum, Sierpc, ul. Narutowicza 64
- opened every day
- on Mondays– free of charge without a possibility to visit the interiors between 10.00 – 2.00
- The Museum open hours for visitors are regulated by separate orders of MMC director in Sierpc
2.1.The Museum is opened for visitors on:
- 2nd day of Easter
- May 1st
- May 3rd
- Corpus Christi Day
- August 15th
- 2nd day of Christmas
2.2.The Museum is closed for visitors on:
- Holy Saturday
- Easter Sunday
- November 1st
- December 24th, 25th and 31st
- New Year’s Day
- For organisational reasons the management might order closing the Museum on other days or temporarily exclude particular parts of exhibition from visiting
Visiting the Museum
- Museum exhibitions might be visited all year. During the period between October 1st and April 15th visiting the interiors of the ethnographic museum is possible with a guide exclusively.
- Reservations for a guide service in a foreign language should be made three days before sightseeing planned at the latest.
- There is a possibility of organization – after prior notification (three days before the date planned at the latest) and establishment – of exhibition sightseeing after the Museum open hours.
- The condition of entrance to the Museum is possession of a valid entrance ticket or an invitation.
- An entrance ticket or invitation should be kept for control
- Possession of a valid ticket or an invitation is also necessary in case of an intention to do the shopping and eat in the tavern within the area of the ethnographic museum.
- Sightseeing the Museum (the ethnographic museum) lasts approx. 3 hours
- The Museum might be visited individually or in groups
- At the Museum pedestrian movement is mandatory.
- An organized group entering the exhibition area cannot exceed 25 persons
- The Museum should be sightseen in accordance with the visiting order presented by the Museum staff
- During sightseeing you should follow rules and recommendations of the Museum employees and the Museum security service employees also in cases not covered by this statute.
- An entrance ticket to the ethnographic museum authorizes to visit permanent exhibitions: Courtly Transport in the collection of MMC in Sierpc (Coach House), Sculpture Collection from the MMC collection in Sierpc (Sculpture Gallery), Courtly interiors from the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries (a manor)
- Visiting permanent exhibitions takes place within the ethnographic museum open hours.
- Visiting permanent exhibitions is possible with a guide exclusively in groups up to 15 persons.
- Time of visiting permanent exhibitions lasts approx. 15 minutes per each exhibition.
- The last entrance into the area of the Museum is possible one hour before it is closed at the latest.
- Detailed information on exhibition sightseeing, events organised and ticket prices are placed on information boards before the entrance to the Museum, in ticket offices, in Museum information stands, in Museum information guides and on the Museum website
Entrance to the Museum
- One hour before closing the Museum, ticket offices do not sell entrance tickets.
- Persons authorized for discharge from payment or concession are obliged to show
a relevant document
2.1.Concession in entrance fee to the Museum accrues to:
- primary school pupils, grammar school students, post-grammar school students, art school students, auditors of teacher training institutions and colleges of social service employees, university students and persons attending Ph.D. studies who are citizens of the European Union Member States, Swiss Confederation and Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – agreement parties on the European Economic Area;
- persons over the age of 65, pensioners, annuitants, social annuitants as well as the disabled with carers who are the citizens of the European Union Member States, Swiss Confederation and Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – agreement parties on the European Economic Area;
- primary school teachers, grammar school teachers, post-grammar school teachers, art school teachers, educational institution teachers and educators, reformatory educators, juvenile shelter educators and diagnostic and consultation centres educators running in the European Union Member States, Swiss Confederation and Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – agreement parties on the European Economic Area;
- natural persons credited with a badge “For care over monuments”, honourable badge “Honoured Culture activist,” honourable badge “Honoured for Polish Culture” or awarded with an honourable title of “Honoured for National Culture”;
- war veterans.
2.2.Discharge from an entrance fee to the museums accrues to:
- natural persons awarded with the Order of the White Eagle, the Virtuti Militari Order, the Order for Merit to the Republic of Poland, the Medal “Honoured for Gloria Artis Culture”;
- museum employees entered into the National Register of Museums;
- members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) or the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS);
- Pole’s card holders referred to in the act of September 7th, 2007 on Pole’s card (J. of L. No 180, item 1280 and of 2008 No 52, item 305);
- children up to the age of 7
- Group carers (1 carer in a group of up to 10 persons)
- The amount of entrance fees to the Museum and for other services provided are determined by separate regulations of the Museum director
- Drunk persons or persons behaving in a way which: jeopardises protection of the collection, disturbs order of sightseeing by other visitors, infringes all generally accepted norms of behaviour in public places are not allowed to enter the Museum.
Taking photographs and filming museum exhibitions
- Taking photographs and filming facilities, museum exhibitions and events is free of charge.
- Taking photographs and filming facilities, museum exhibitions and events for amateur purposes does not require notification of the Museum.
- Taking photographs and filming facilities and museum exhibitions for commercial purposes (photographical and film sessions, publications, etc.) and scientific (works and scientific publications) requires notification of the Museum or possibly signature of a written agreement.
- Photographical and film documenting of facilities, museum exhibitions and events for journalist purposes requires showing journalist license to the Museum security employees who are obliged to notify a person on management duty.
- Other needs within the scope of taking photographs and filming of buildings and museum exhibitions shall be considered individually
In the Museum it is forbidden to
- In the Museum it is forbidden to:
- touch exhibitions and their elements as well as interior decoration
- carry and consume ice-creams, sweets, drinks, fruit, sandwiches, etc. in the museum interiors
- smoke tobacco with the exception of the assigned places
- use and kindle fire within the area of the Museum
- make fire without gaining a written agreement of the director or an authorized person
- trespass the area of harvest and farmhouse gardens
- trespass the condition of flora and fauna
- come close to animals and feed them
- take dogs and other animals without tether and muzzle
- enter rooms not designed for sightseeing
- Approval of the Museum management or an authorised person is required in case of:
- The management does not hold responsibility for things left within the area of the Museum.
- Visitors’ complaints and petitions are accepted by the director and deputy director of the Museum on Mondays between 8.00 – 3.00
- cars, motorcycles and motor bicycles entry to the area of the Museum
- artistic and economic activity conduction (including canvassing)
- arrangement of advertising actions
- making and using films and photographs depicting exhibitions, interiors and architecture of the Museum for commercial purposes