We kindly inform you that the Museum will be closed to visitors from November 2 to November 29.

RULES FOR VISITORS

RULES FOR VISITORS

Museum of the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno-on-Ner

Branch of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo

§ 1

General Information

1. The Museum can be visited individually or in groups.

2. Visiting the Museum is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Younger schoolchildren can visit the Museum under adult supervision.

3. Admission to the Museum is free.

4. The Museum grounds in the village of Chełmno are open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday (on Mondays the Museum is closed). Opening hours:

·      From April 1 to September 30: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

·      From October 1 to March 31: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

5. The Place of Remembrance in the Rzuchów Forest is open to visitors.

6. Last visitors are admitted to the Museum in Chełmno thirty minutes before the closing time.

7. The Museum is closed on public holidays. The list of public holidays is available on the Museum’s website.

8. Details of the Museum’s opening hours can be obtained from the Visitor Centre and found on the Museum’s website.

9. The Museum has no cloakroom or luggage storage facilities.

§ 2

Guided Tours

1. The Museum can be visited with a guide. For current prices of guided tours, please visit the Museum’s website.

2. Guided tours must be arranged at least three days in advance.

3. On Saturdays and Sundays, guided tours are only available in the Museum in the village of Chełmno.

4. The Museum can be visited with a guide who is not employed by the Museum only with the consent of the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo or Head of the Branch in Chełmno. The Office of the Museum in Żabikowo: tel.: +48 61 813-06-81, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Museum in Chełmno: tel.: +48 63 271-94-47, 695 003 137, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The fee charged for tours with an external guide is PLN 100 in the case of groups of more than ten visitors and PLN 10 in the case of groups of fewer than ten visitors. Fees are collected at the Visitor Centre.

§ 3

Order Regulations

1. Visitors are expected to behave with due respect and wear appropriate clothes considering the character of the burial ground and the place of remembrance.

2. Visitors are expected to follow the instructions from guides and other employees of the Museum, including security guards.

3. Visitors to the Museum are forbidden to:

• Use open fire or smoke;
• Light candles or vigil lights (except in designated areas);
• Touch the exhibits;
• Behave noisily;
• Eat or drink;
• Use mobile phones in historic and exhibition buildings;
• Bring animals (except for guide, assistant and companion animals);
• Visit the Museum under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
• Fly a drone without consent from the Director of the Museum.

Photographing and Filming

The following rules apply to creating and recording photographic and audiovisual works (including films):

1. Creation and recording of photographic and audiovisual works showing the grounds, objects, and exhibitions of the Museum for personal use are free of charge and do not require consent from the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo.

2. Creation and recording of photographic and audiovisual works showing the grounds, objects, and exhibitions of the Museum are not tantamount to the obtaining of any license to publish such works or use them otherwise for public or commercial purposes.

3. Photographic and audiovisual works showing the grounds, objects, and exhibitions of the Museum cannot be distributed or published, including for commercial or promotional purposes, without consent from the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo.

4. Creation and recording of photographic and audiovisual works showing the grounds, objects, and exhibitions of the Museum for public or commercial use are chargeable and require consent from the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo.

Visitors are advised that:

Considering memory of the camp victims, the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno-on-Ner, Branch of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo, pursues the objectives of the Act of May 7, 1999, on the Protection of Former Nazi Extermination Camps and the objectives set in the statute of the Museum, particularly with regard to gathering, maintaining, storing, and restoring collections connected with the history of the former German Kulmhof death camp as well as tasks related to maintaining the grounds of the former camp in a proper condition including all structures located there, and tasks concerning making collections available for scientific, documentary, exhibition, and educational purposes. The Museum hereby declares that any activity that could damage the reputation of these sites or violate memory of people who died in the camp, as well as any activity contrary to the objectives described above or pursuing objectives other than those described above is not protected and violates the law.

Organising Commemorative Ceremonies During Visits to the Museum

1. Organising a ceremony commemorating victims of the German Kulmhof death camp by tour groups requires consent from the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo.

2. Organisers and participants of such ceremonies are obliged to observe the Rules for Visitors and follow the instructions of the Museum’s employees.

3. Organising a commemorative ceremony is only possible in areas designated by the Director of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo and upon obtaining a permission. The ceremonies organised cannot make it difficult for other tourists to visit the Museum, block the tour route or restrict access to objects and monuments.

4. Organisers of the ceremony are obliged to perform it in a way ensuring that the above requirement is met.

5. The organiser must inform the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo and its Branch in Chełmno about the date, the start/end time of the ceremony, and the number of its participants. It is necessary to notify the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo at least five working days before the planned ceremony by sending a letter to the Museum’s address or an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6. It is strictly forbidden to organise any ceremonies in the Museum of the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno-on-Ner without prior notification.


Contact

Museum of the Former German Kulmhof Death Camp in Chełmno on Ner

Branch of the Martyrdom Museum in Żabikowo

Cultural Institution of the local government of Wielkopolskie Voivodeship

Office in the Museum in Chelmno
Chełmno 59A, 62-660 Dąbie
phone: +48 63 271 94 47 
Mobile +48 695 003 137
e-mail: muzeum@chelmno-muzeum.eu
www.chelmno-muzeum.eu

Visiting the Museum

Chełmno

1/04 – 30/09
Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am–5 pm
Monday: close

Due to the pandemic, the museum is open from 9am to 3pm

1/10 – 31/03
Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am–3 pm
Monday: close

The last visitors are admitted an half hour before the closing time.

Las Rzuchowski

The area is open for visitors

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