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SIGHTSEEING REGULATIONS

Attachment no 1

To the order no 21/2017

Of the Director

Of the Museum of the Masovian Countryside

in Sierpc

SIGHTSEEING REGULATIONS

of the Museum of the Masovian Countryside

§ 1

General provisions

  1. 1.      These regulations apply to all the facilities of the Museum of the Masovian Countryside (hereinafter referred to as “the Museum”):
  • the Open-air Museum – Sierpc, Narutowicza Street 64,
  • the Town Hall – Sierpc, Kardynała Wyszyńskiego Square 1,
  • the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń, the branch of the Museum of the Masovian Countryside in Sierpc – Bieżuń, Stary Rynek Street 19.
  1. The Museum is open all year long.
  2. The Museum’s opening hours for visitors change according to seasons. Detailed information is available on the website: www.mwmskansen.pl   
  3. Days when the entry to the Museum is free of charge:
  • Monday – the Open-air Museum
  • Saturday – the Town Hall
  • Saturday – the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń, the branch of the Museum of the Masovian Countryside in Sierpc.
  1. The Museum is open to visitors on: 6 January, Easter Monday, 1, 3 May, Corpus Christi, 15 August, 11 November, second day of Christmas (26 December).
  2. The Museum is closed to visitors on: Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, 1 November, 24, 25, 31 December, New Year’s Day.
  3. Staying within the Museum’s premises after the opening hours requires permission of the Museum’s Management.
  4. The permission of the Museum’s management is required to:
  • enter the Museum’s premises by a vehicle,
  • conduct artistic and economic activity (including personal selling),
  • organise advertising actions, happenings, or other events.
  1. With regard to safety reasons, carrying out construction works, or other specific situations, access to places, exhibitions, or buildings within the Museum’s premises may be restricted or forbidden by the Management’s order.

 

§ 2

Tourist movement organisation

  1. The Museum may be visited individually or in organised groups.
  2. The size of a group is determined by the Museum depending on its possibilities and accessibility of the offer.
  3. In case of a group being late, the Museum stipulates the right to shorten the sightseeing route, to shorten the classes, or to cancel them.
  4. Within a period from 1 October to 15 April the sightseeing of the Open-air Museum’s interiors is possible only with a Museum’s guide.  
  5. Within a period from 15 April to 30 September the sightseeing of the Open-air Museum’s interiors is possible without a guide, with an audioguide, or with a Museum’s guide.
  6. Within a period from January to December, except for the days when the Museum is closed to the public, the sightseeing of the Open-air Museum’s interiors is possible after its opening hours only with a guide.
  7. The prices of guides’ services and other services provided by the Museum are included in the Price list published on the website: www.mwmskansen.pl  
  8. The booking of a date of a sightseeing, a guide’s service (including English and German), and other services provided by the Museum (Museum’s classes, horse rides, bonfire, etc.) must be made at least 5 days in advance by sending it to:
  • the Open-air Museum – in electronic form to the e-mail address rezerwacje@mwmskansen.pl, by fax or by phone tel/fax 24 275 28 83; 24 275 58 20.
  • the Town Hall – in electronic form to the e-mail address ratusz@mwmskansen.pl or by phone 24 275 28 26.
  • the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń – in electronic form to the e-mail address muzeum_biezun@op.pl, by fax or by phone tel/fax 23 657 80 45.
  1. Pedestrian traffic is obtained in the Museum.
  2. The last entry to the Museum’s premises is possible at the latest one hour before closing.
  3. One hour before the Open-air Museum’s closing the ticket offices do not sell or exchange entry tickets.
  4. The last entry to temporal exhibitions in the Town Hall and the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń is possible 30 minutes before the exhibition’s closing.

 

§ 3

Entry Tickets

  1. Only people with valid entry tickets are able to visit temporal exhibitions in the Town Hall and in the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń.
  2. Only people with valid entry tickets and wristbands are able to visit the Open-air Museum.
  3. The wristbands must be taken from the Museum’s ticket offices or from a security officer. The wristband worn on hand entitles to cross the Museum’s gate multiple times.
  4. A carnet, voucher, or invitation must be exchanged in the Museum’s ticket office for a valid entry ticket.
  5. Individuals may buy entry tickets online via the website bilety.mwmskansen.pl.
  6. The entry ticket generated by the online sales system in PDF version must be printed, shown to a security officer, and also a wristband must be taken.
  7. When the entry to the Open-air Museum is free of charge, a free entry ticket must be taken from a ticket office.    
  8. The entry ticket must be kept for inspection. The inspection in the allotted spots is made by a security officer by scanning the ticket’s barcode.
  9. A valid entry ticket is also necessary in order to do shopping or consume in the inn located within the Museum’s premises.
  10. The amount of fees for the entry to the Museum or other provided services are determined in separate orders of the Museum’s director.
  11. The concession of the Museum’s entry fees appertains:
  • students of primary, secondary, upper-secondary, and artistic schools, students of teacher training institutions, social services workers’ colleges, students and people during graduate school, who are citizens of the European Union member states, the Swiss Confederation, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area;
  • people aged 65 years and over, pensioners, disability pensioners, social pensioners, as well as people with disabilities and their assistants, who are citizens of the European Union member states, the Swiss Confederation, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area;
  • teachers of primary, secondary, upper-secondary, artistic schools, teachers of education and training institutions, educators of care and training institutions, youth detention centres, homes for detained juveniles, diagnostic and consultation centres, who work in the European Union member states, the Swiss Confederation, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area;
  • individuals awarded with “Za opiekę nad zabytkami” decoration, honorary decoration of “Zasłużony działacz kultury”, honorary decoration of “Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej” or awarded with a honorary title “Zasłużony dla Kultury Narodowej”;
  • veterans.
  1. The exemption of the Museum’s entry fees appertains:
  • individuals awarded with the Order of the White Eagle, the War Order of Virtuti Militari, the Medal for Merit to Culture –Gloria Artis;
  • workers of museums listed in the National Register of the Museums;
  • members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) or the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS);
  • owners of the Polish Card (Karta Polaka) referred in the Act of 7 September 2007 on the Polish Card (Journal of Laws no. 180, item 1280, and 2008, no. 52, item 305);
  • children up to the age of 7;
  • attendants of groups (one attendant in a group of 10).
  1.  People eligible to exemption or concession for the entry fees are obligated to show appropriate documents.

 

§ 4

Taking photos and filming

  1. 1.      Photo taking and filming of the Museum’s facilities, exhibitions, and events is free of charge for the visitors.
  2. 2.      In the rooms, it is forbidden to use flash, additional sources of light, and tripods.
  3. 3.      While taking photos and filming it is forbidden to make any modifications to the Museum’s exhibitions.
  4. 4.      Photo taking and filming of the Museum’s facilities and exhibitions cannot impede the sightseeing for other visitors.
  5. 5.      Photo taking and filming of the Museum’s facilities and exhibitions for commercial use (photo and film sessions, publications, etc.) and scientific purposes (scientific papers and publications) requires informing the Museum , or alternatively, concluding a written contract.
  6. 6.      Particular needs in photo taking and filming of the Museum’s facilities and exhibitions are considered individually.

 

§ 5

In the Museum it is forbidden to:

  1. In the Museum it is forbidden to:
  • touch exhibits as well as exhibition and interior design elements,
  • bring in and consume ice creams, sweets, drinks, fruit, sandwiches, etc. in the Museum’s interiors,
  • enter rooms that are not intended for sightseeing,
  • smoke tobacco except designated places,
  • use and start a fire,
  • enter crops areas and farm gardens within the open-air museum’s premises,
  • approach and feed animals within the open-air museum’s premises,
  • enter with dogs and other animals without leads or muzzles within the open-air museum’s premises,
  • destroy the Museum’s property (including all kinds of mechanical and electronic devices).
  1. It is forbidden to enter the Museum for intoxicated people or who act in a way that: endangers the security of the collections, causes disturbance of other visitors’ sightseeing, violates commonly accepted norms of behaviour in public places.

 

§ 6

Final provisions

  1. The detailed information concerning the sightseeing of the exhibition, organised events, and the ticket prices are inserted on informational boards located in front of the Museum’s entrance, in the ticket offices, at the Museum’s information desks, in the Museum’s guide books, and on the Museum’s website.
  2. The Management does not bear responsibility for items left within the Museum’s premises.
  3. Complaints and requests of visitors are received by the Museum’s director and the assistant director on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.