The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve Visitation Rules

NATIONAL KYIV-PECHERSK HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PRESERVE

ADMISSION RULES

Admission rules to the territory of the

National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve

and its exposition sites

1. General provisions

1.1. Described below are the Rules of admission to the territory of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve (hereinafter referred to as “the Preserve”) and its exposition sites. The Rules of admission (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”) determine the visit order of the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites, set up the rules of conduct for the visitors and their basic rights.

1.2. The Rules have been developed on the basis of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine “On Museums and Museology”, “On Tourism” and “On Culture”; the Decree of the President of Ukraine “On the Regulations on the National Institution of Ukraine” (№ 451 of June, 16, 1995); the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On the Approval of the List of Paid Services that can be Provided to the Cultural Institutions Based on the State and Communal Forms of Property” (№ 1271 of December, 12, 2011); Order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine “On the Realization of the Right of the Socially Vulnerable Groups of Society to Visit Enterprises, Institutions and Organizations Subordinate to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine on Favorable Conditions” (№ 43 of January, 30, 2013); the Statute of the Preserve, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (№ 224 of March, 22, 2017).

1.3. The Rules are subject for compulsory implementation for every visitor of the Preserve despite his/her nationality, gender, religion, age or purpose of the visit.

1.4. The entrance to the Preserve and its exposition sites is accomplished on a daily basis and coincides with the working hours of the entity, namely:

– in winter the Preserve is open from 9am till 6pm (box offices that sell entrance tickets to the territory of the Preserve are open until 5.45pm, those that sell tickets to the exhibition sites – until 5pm);

– in spring and summer time as well as during the periods, determined by the Administration of the Preserve, the box offices are open from 9am till 7pm (box offices that sell entrance tickets are open until 6.30pm, those that sell tickets to the exhibition sites - until 5p.m).

1.5. The Preserve reserves the right to close all exhibition sites or separate exhibition halls not least because of the technical reasons.

2. General requirements for the admission

2.1. Admission to the Preserve is administered only through the checkpoints located in the territory of the Preserve. There are three entry passes that serve these purposes, namely:

– the entry pass below the Trinity Gate Church (in Lavrska Str., 9);

– the Economic Gate below the Church of All Saints (in Lavrsky lane); and

– the South Gate (in Blyzhnopecherna Str.).

2.2. Admission to the Preserve and its exposition sites is carried out after the presentation of the ticket or production of the pass of the employee of the Preserve.

2.3. The sale of tickets is carried out through the box offices of the Preserve located at the checkpoints specified in paragraph 2.1. of these Rules.

2.3.1. The entrance to the Museum of Book and Printing of Ukraine, the Museum of History of Ukraine, the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Arts, the Museum of Theater, Musical and Cinema Arts of Ukraine, the National Historical Library of Ukraine, “Mykola Syadrysty’s Micro Miniatures” exhibition, the Great Bell Tower of the Dormition Cathedral is carried out on the respective days and working hours of these entities. At the entrance the visitor should show two tickets: one that gives the permission to enter the above-mentioned museum institutions and the other –the territory of the Preserve.

2.4. The entrance to the Preserve is free of charge for all the visitors on the days specified in Annex 1 to these Rules.

2.5. In accordance with Annex 2 to these Rules the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites are open to the socially vulnerable groups of people every last Sunday of the month. The admission is carried out upon the presentation of the relevant document.

2.6. The territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites are open for free entrance to definite categories of people in accordance with Annex 3 to these Rules. These visitors have to present relevant documents certifying their status of benefit holders.

2.7. Some categories of people, enumerated in Annex 4 to these Rules, have the right to use “Video wall” which is free of charge. To get this right they have to present relevant documents.

2.8. Those visitors who have the right for free entrance of the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites have to present relevant documents and complimentary admission ticket.

2.9. Children or school organized groups (under 16 years of age) are allowed to enter the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites only if they are accompanied by the adults. Persons who accompany children have to acquaint them with the Rules and bear personal responsibility that the Rules are observed by the children. They are also responsible for the safety and security of children during the whole time of their presence in the territory of the Preserve.

2.10. Organized groups of visitors have the right to enter the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites upon the presentation of the Contract for the Provision of Excursion Services. The Contract is concluded between the Preserve and the relevant tourist company. Organized groups of visitors can also enter the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites if they buy appropriate tickets.

3. The rights and responsibilities of the visitors

3.1. While visiting the Preserve and its exposition sites the visitors are eligible to:

3.1.1. Explore the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites being part of the excursion group, or independently or with the help of the individual excursion guide.

3.1.2. Get the information about the route of the excursion, its time limit and tourists’ “rendezvous” area.

3.1.3. Get the excursion services that will coincide with the confirmed theme of the tour and will be held with due regard for the scheduling of the excursion guides and scientific staff of the Preserve.

3.1.4. Make reservation for the excursion no later than one day before its date.

3.1.5. Conduct amateur photo-and-video shooting in the territory of the Preserve upon the presentation of the admission ticket and the ticket that gives the permission for amateur photo-or-video shooting.

Conduct amateur photo-and-video shooting in the exposition sites of the Preserve upon the presentation of:

-the ticket that gives the right to enter the Preserve and visit the exposition sites individually, or

-the ticket that gives the right to enter the Preserve and get the excursion services as well as the ticket that allows the amateur photo-and-video shooting in the exposition sites of the Preserve. Professional photo-and-video shooting is possible only upon obtaining appropriate permission from the Administration of the Preserve.

3.1.6. Leave comments about the visit to the Preserve and quality of the excursion services in the Guestbook.

3.2. The visitors of the Preserve and its exposition sites are obliged to:

3.2.1. Demonstrate respect to the exposition sites of the Preserve and its equipment; communicate quietly and follow the requirements set up by these Rules.

3.2.2. Meet legal demands of the Preserve employees and employees of the State Security Service of Ukraine aimed at maintaining civil order in the territory of the Preserve and its expositions sites.

3.2.3. Keep purchased tickets during the whole period of stay in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites until the exit time and present them to the employees of the Preserve upon their request.

3.2.4. Leave the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites before the Preserve is closed.

4. Things that are prohibited in the territory of the Preserve

It is prohibited to:

4.1. Enter the territory of the Preserve by any vehicle without special prior permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

4.2. Move along the territory of the Preserve by means of roller skates, bicycles, skateboards, cars for children, etc. (with wheelchairs being the exception).

4.3. Enter the territory of the Preserve with animals.

4.4. Smoke, drink alcohol (including low-alcohol) beverages or stay intoxicated in the territory of the Preserve.

4.5. Violate discipline and silence, use cell phones during the xcursion.

4.6. Contaminate the territory of the Preserve.

4.7. Bring things that pollute the territory of the Preserve and clothes of other visitors.

4.8. Sell or distribute printed and souvenir products as well as promotional materials in the territory of the Preserve.

4.9. Conduct excursions without the permission of the Administration of the Preserve. The exclusive right to conduct excursions is given only to the excursion guides and scientific staff of the Preserve, and guides who received written permission for this activity from the Administration of the Preserve.

4.10. Perform actions that endanger the protection of historical and cultural monuments, or damage the greenery.

4.11. Perform actions that contradict the norms of civil ethics, show disrespect for other visitors and employees of the Preserve.

4.12. Visit the Preserve without adults’ supervision (for children under 12 years of age).

4.13. Bring weapons to the territory of the Preserve, except for the cases when it is done by the employees of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine or other intelligence services. The representatives of the above-mentioned agencies have to present relevant service certificates.

4.14. Bring explosive, volatile and flammable items to the territory of the Preserve.

4.15. Make fire, use open or closed fire, ignite any goods.

4.16. Trespass fenced territories.

4.17. Walk across the green lawns and rest on them; set up picnic zones.

4.18. Destroy, ruin, paint or put inscriptions on the facades of the buildings, small architectural forms (including dumpsters, litter-boxes and benches) and other constructions; stick ads, posters and other products of information and advertising content.

4.19. Enter the premises that are under restoration and reconstruction.

4.20. Place tents and other types of shelters without the relative permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

4.21. Perform any kind of business activity without proper approval documents.

4.22. Be engaged in fortune telling and begging.

4.23. Use audio equipment with sound intensifiers; sing, dance and play musical instruments without the permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

4.24. Conduct political agitation.

4.25. Arrange entertainment evets as well as cultural and recreational activities without the permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

5. Things that are prohibited in the exposition sites of the Preserve

It is prohibited to:

5. 1. Break the order and speak out, run or jump.

5. 2. Use cell phones.

5. 3. Pollute the exposition premises, bring things that make them or other visitors’ clothes dirty.

5. 4. Smoke and be in the state of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication.

5. 5. Conduct excursions without the permission of the Administration of the Preserve. Such right is given to the guides of the Excursion Bureau of the Preserve, scientific staff of the Preserve and those guides that have received written permission from the Administration of the Preserve.

5. 6. Come inside the premises with large items, baby carriages, etc.

5. 7. Come inside the premises with meals and drinks.

5. 8. Carry out the actions that endanger the protection of the historical and cultural monuments (that is, trespass the cordon tapes, touch the walls or museum items, or exhibited objects; touch the barrier structures and approach them closer than 25 cm).

5. 9. Perform actions that contradict the norms of civil ethics, show disregard for other visitors and employees of the Preserve.

5. 10. Visit exhibition sites without adults’ supervision (for children under 12 years of age).

5. 11. Carry out photo-and-video shooting, except for the cases specified in paragraph 3.1.5.

5. 12. Conduct worship, religious rites, etc. without written permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

6. Procedure for filming, photo-and-video shooting

with the usage of the professional equipment

in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites

6.1. Filming, photo-and-video shooting with the usage of the professional equipment in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites can be conducted only if there is the permission of the Administration of the Preserve for these activities.

To obtain permission for filming, photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment in the territory of the Preserve, the submitter has to send a request letter to the Administration of the Preserve. The letter should be sent in advance – no later than five (5) calendar days before the expecting date of filming, photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment. The letter should contain the following information:

– the purpose of filming, photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites;

– the name, surname and patronymic of the persons who will film, conduct photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment;

– the names of the Preserve sites that are planned to be shot;

– the date, time and procedure of filming, photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment;

- the number of people who will participate in the procedure of filming, photo-and-video shooting;

- the guaranty that filming, photo-and-video shooting procedure will not contain any political or religious implication;

- the guaranty that the payment for filming, photo-and-video shooting procedure will be arranged;

- the list of vehicles and their state numbers to enter the territory of the Preserve (if necessary).

If the form of the letter and its submission terms don’t correspond to the above mentioned criteria, the Preserve Administration has the right to refuse the submitter to film, conduct photo-and-video shooting with professional equipment in the territory of the Preserve.

Upon the consideration of the request letter, the Payment Agreement can be concluded.

6.2. Using the images of the Preserve sites in commercial purposes is possible only if the corresponding Payment Agreement is concluded between the submitter and the Administration of the Preserve.

7. Liability for the rules violation

7.1. In case the Rules are violated, the visitor can be detained by the Preserve by the officers of the Internal Guard Service of the Preserve and the offices of the Department of the State Guard of Ukraine. No ticket price and/or tour service compensation is offered in this case.

7.2. The control over the observance of these Rules is accomplished by the employees of the Preserve and the officers of the Department of the State Guard of Ukraine.

Appendix 1

 

Free admission to the territory of the Preserve is for all categories of visitors on holidays, such as:

 

1. Easter Sunday (moveable feast).

2. Twelve feasts of the Christian year:

- Christmas (January, 7).

- Feast of the Holy Trinity (the 50th day after Easter - moveable feast).

3. International Museum Day (May, 18), on this day free entrance is also allowed to the exposition sites of the Preserve.

4. Independence Day of Ukraine (August, 24), on this day free entrance is also allowed to the exposition sites of the Preserve.

5. During the religious services.

Appendix 2

Free admission to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is possible every last Monday each month and upon the presentation of the relevant document.

 

The Rule works for:

 

1. Children from orphanages and boarding-schools.

2. Citizens of Ukraine that have the 1st and the 2nd disability category.

3. Veterans of the World War II.

4. Chernobyl Atomic Power Station disaster liquidators.

5. Combat veterans (citizens of Ukraine).

6. Soldiers and sergeants of the compulsory military service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

7. Participants of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Ukraine.

8. Schoolchildren.

9. Institute and college students.

10. Students of higher and secondary educational institutions of Ukraine.

11. Retired people (citizens of Ukraine).

12. Cadets of military educational institutions.

13. Employees of concert organizations, theaters, circles and preserves.

Appendix 3

Free admission to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is for:

1. Museum staff of Ukraine, the ICOMOS and the ICOM members.

2. Preschoolers.

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