The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve Visitation Rules

Rules and Regulations

for the visitors of the territory of the National Kyiv-Pechersk

Historical and Cultural Preserve and its exposition premises

 

1. General provisions

1.1. The Rules of Conduct in the territory of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve and its exposition premises (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”) set up the principles of behavior for the visitors of the museum institution, their basic rights and responsibilities.

1.2. The Rules have been worked out 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 Regulation 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 Rendered to the Cultural Institutions Based on the State and Communal Forms of Property” (№ 1271 of December 12, 2011); the Order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine “On the Realization of the Right of Socially Vulnerable Groups 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); Instruction “On the Organization of the Admission, On-Site and Patrolling Regimes in the Territory of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve” approved by the administrative Order of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve (№ 04-07/97 of June 14, 2019).

1.3. The following Rules apply to all visitors of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve (hereinafter referred to as “the Preserve”) despite their nationality, gender, religion, age or purpose of the visit.

1.4. The entrance to the Preserve and its exposition sites is open daily:

– in winter - from 9am to 6pm (box offices that sell entrance tickets close at 5.45pm; box offices that sell tickets to the exhibition sites close at 5pm);

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

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

 

2. General admission requirements

2.1. Admission to the territory of the Preserve is possible only through its three entry passages, namely:

– the Gate of the Trinity Gate Church (in Lavrska Str. 9);

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

– the South Gate (in Blyzhnopecherna Str.).

2.2. Admission to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is possible only upon the presentation of the ticket or Preserve employee identification document.

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

2.3.1. The museums and exhibitions located in the territory of the Preserve (such as Museum of Book and Printing of Ukraine, the National Museum of History of Ukraine/The Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Arts, the Museum of Theater, Musical and Cinema Arts of Ukraine, the Exhibition of Micro Miniatures by Mykola Syadrysty, the Great Bell Tower of the Dormition Cathedral) are open at the respective days and hours. At the entrance the visitors show either two tickets (one bought at the box-office of the museum/exhibition, the other – at the box-office for the territory of the Preserve) or special permission given by the Administration 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. Every last Sunday of the month the entrance to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is free for definite categories of citizens listed in Annex 2 to these Rules, provided they present the relevant document.

2.6. The right for free entrance to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is given to definite categories of citizens (see Annex 3 to these Rules), provided they present the relevant document.

2.7. Free entrance to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites is for visitors that submit the document certifying their belonging to the relevant beneficiary category of citizens.

2.8. Groups of children or organized groups of school pupils (aged under 16) are allowed to enter the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites only under adult supervision. The supervisors have to acquaint children with the Rules. They bear personal responsibility for the Rules to be accomplished by the children and also for the safety and security of the kids during the whole period of their stay in the territory of the Preserve.

2.9. 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 concluded between the Administration of the Preserve and the relevant tourist company, or if they buy appropriate tickets.

 

3. Rights and responsibilities of the visitors

3.1. While visiting the Preserve and its exposition sites the visitors have the right to:

3.1.1. Explore the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites being part of the excursion group, by themselves, or using the services of the individual guide.

3.1.2. Get the information about the route of the guided tour, duration of the excursion and tourists’ assembly point.

3.1.3. Get the excursion services according to the approved list of themes, and the availability of the guides and scientific staff of the entity.

3.1.4. Make the 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 (with the exception of the interiors of the monuments and exposition sites) upon the presentation of the entry ticket, the ticket for the self-supporting observation of the exposition sites and the ticket for the guided tour. Conduct professional photo-and-video shooting in the territory of the Preserve (or in the interiors of the monuments and exposition sites), given there is the relevant ticket, or contract, or permission of 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 legitimate demands of the staff of the Preserve and the employees of the State Security Service of Ukraine aimed at maintaining civil order in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites.

3.2.3. Keep purchased tickets during the whole period of stay in the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites and present them to the staff 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 not allowed in the territory of the Preserve

It is not allowed 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 around the territory of the Preserve using different moving means, such as roller skates, bicycles, skateboards, playcars, etc. (wheelchairs being the exception from this list).

4.3. Enter the territory of the Preserve with animals.

4.4. Smoke in the territory of the Preserve (except the areas, specially designated for these purposes), drink alcohol (low-alcohol) beverages or stay intoxicated.

4.5. Violate Rules of the Preserve, be noisy or use cell phones during the guided tour.

4.6. Contaminate the territory of the Preserve.

4.7. Carry things to the territory of the Preserve that pollute it and the clothes of other visitors.

4.8. Sell or distribute printed matter, souvenir products and advertising materials in the territory of the Preserve.

4.9. Allow unauthorized persons to carry out guided tours. The exclusive right to conduct excursions is given only to the leading lectors-guides, or the scientific staff of the museum entity, or the guides that obtained relative written permission for this type of activity from the Administration of the Preserve.

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

4.11. Do things that contradict the norms of civil ethics, show disrespect for other visitors of the Preserve and its employees.

4.12. Visit the Preserve without supervision by adults (for children aged under 12).

4.13. Bring (deliver) 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 and/or other intelligence services (relevant official ID is to be presented).

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

4.15. Make fire, use open or concealed flame, ignite goods.

4.16. Trespass fenced territories.

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

4.18. Destroy or ruin the facades of the historical buildings, paint/leave inscriptions on the walls of these buildings, small architectural forms (including dumpsters, litter-boxes and benches) and other constructions; stick ads, posters and other products that have 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 and permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

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. Organize political campaign.

4.25. Carry out entertainment events and 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. Violate Rules of the Preserve, be noisy, run or jump.

5.2. Use cell phones.

5.3. Contaminate the premises of the exposition sites, 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. Allow the unauthorized persons to conduct guided tours. 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 for this type of activity from the Administration of the Preserve.

5.6. Enter the exposition premises with large items, baby carriages, etc.

5.7. Enter the premises with meals and drinks.

5.8. Carry out the actions that endanger the state of the preserved historical and cultural monuments (that is, trespass the cordon tapes, touch the walls/museum or exposition items; 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 exposition sites without the supervision of the adults (for children under 12).

5.11. Carry out photo-and-video shooting without the relevant ticket, or contract, or special permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

5.12. Conduct divine services, religious rites, other types of unauthorized activities without written permission of the Administration of the Preserve.

 

6. Liability for the violation of Rules

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

6.2. The control over the observance of these Rules is accomplished by the heads of the corresponding divisions of the Preserve and the officers of the Department of the State Guard of Ukraine.

 

Annex 1

to the Rules and Regulations for the visitors of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve and its exposition premises

FREE ADMISSION to the territory of the Preserve

Free admission to the territory of the Preserve is valid for all categories of visitors on such holiday 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 Day for Monuments and Sites (April, 18), on this day free entrance is also allowed to the exposition sites of the Preserve.

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

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

6. The Day of Christianization of Kyivan Rus-Ukraine (July, 28).

7. During morning and evening religious services in the Dormition Cathedral and Refectory Church or according to the schedule approved by the Administration of the Preserve.

 

Annex 2

to the Rules and Regulations for the visitors of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve and its exposition premises

LIST

 of the categories of people that have the right for free admission to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites

(the Regulation is valid every last Sunday of the month and upon the presentation of the relevant document)

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. Ukrainian combat veterans.

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

7. Participants of Anti-Terrorist and Joint Forces Operations in Ukraine.

8. School pupils of the general educational institutions of Ukraine.

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

10. Retired people (citizens of Ukraine).

11. Cadets of military educational institutions.

12. Employees of concert organizations, theaters and circles.

 

Annex 3

to the Rules and Regulations for the visitors of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve and its exposition premises

LIST

 of the categories of people that have the right for free admission to the territory of the Preserve and its exposition sites 

(the Regulation is valid upon the presentation of the relevant document)

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

2. Pre-school children.

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