The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve Visitation Rules
THE NATIONAL KYIV-PECHERSK HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PRESERVE VISITATION RULES
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. The Visitation Rules described below, hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”, lay down a procedure for conduct, order of visitation and enshrine basic rights of visitors in the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, hereinafter referred to as “the Preserve”.
1.2. The Rules have been developed on the basis of the Constitution of Ukraine, “On museums and museum activity”, “On tourism” and “On culture” Laws of Ukraine; “On the National institution of Ukraine Regulations” President’s of Ukraine Decree № 45 dated June, 16, 1995; “On the confirmation of the List of the paid services that the cultural institutions, established on the state and municipal property may offer” the Cabinet of Ministers’ of Ukraine Resolution № 1271 dated December, 12, 2011; “On realization of the right of socially disadvantaged groups to visit enterprises, institutions and organizations under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine control on favorable conditions” Order of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine № 43 dated January, 30, 2013; the Preserve Statute, approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine № 109, dated February, 15, 2012 and “On the free day of the Preserve visiting for socially disadvantaged groups establishing” Order of the Preserve № 010 from February, 28, 2013.
1.3. Access of visitors to the Preserve and its exposition sites is being carried out daily at the specified Preserve Hours, namely:
– In winter: from 9am to 6pm (ticket desks are open until 5.30 pm);
– In spring, summer and periods, determined by the Preserve Administration: from 9am to 7pm (ticket desks are open until 6.30pm).
2. GENERAL VISITATION REQUIREMENTS
2.1. The Rules requirements concern all the Preserve visitors, despite the nationality, gender, religion, age and purpose of visit, without exception.
2.2. Admission to the Preserve is only through checkpoints located at the Preserve entrances, namely:
– Holy Gate of the Trinity Church (Lavrska str., 9)
– Economic Gate of the All Saints Church (Lavrsky alley)
– South Gate (Blyzhnopecherna str.)
2.3. Admission to the Preserve and its exposition sites is paid.
2.4. Tickets are for sale in the Preserve desks at the checkpoints, mentioned in paragraph 2.2 of the Rules, and some exposition sites, namely:
– the Cathedral of the Dormition Bell Tower ground floor;
– the “Microminiatures of Mykola Siadristy” exhibition;
The purchased ticket entitles to visit the Preserve and (or)/get paid services, specified in it, on the day of its purchase only.
2.5. The guests must keep their tickets until after the Preserve exposition sites visit. The tickets should be shown to the Preserve staff at the request.
2.6. Admission to the Museum of Books and Printing of Ukraine, the Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, the National Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art, the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine, the National History Library of Ukraine, the “Microminiatures of Mykola Siadrysty” exhibition and the Cathedral of the Dormition Bell Tower is available on extra tickets purchased in these institutions and the access ticket to the Preserve grounds.
3. VISITORS WILL BE ELIGIBLE AND REQUIRED
3.1. While visiting the Preserve the tourists are eligible to:
3.1.1. Explore the Preserve territory on their own after buying special ticket (without having tour and entering the Preserve exposition sites).
3.1.2. Observe the Preserve territory and definite temporal expositions with special ticket (without having tour and entering permanent Preserve exposition sites).
3.1.3. Explore the Preserve territory and its expositions (temporal and permanent both) with special ticket which includes individual or group guiding service.
3.1.4. Be informed about the route, duration of tours and their meeting point.
3.1.5. Get tour services according to the approved tour topic considering the Preserve possibilities.
3.1.6. Conduct amateur photo and video shooting in the Preserve with own technical facilities having the admission ticket as well as appropriate ticket-permission for amateur photo or (and)/video shooting.
3.1.7. Leave comments about your visit to the Preserve and quality of the tours in the Guestbook.
3.1.8. Enter the Preserve for free on certain days according to Appendix № 1 to the Rules.
3.1.9. Visit the Preserve and its exposition objects for free on every last Monday monthly (for socially vulnerable people) in accordance with Appendix № 2 to the Rules upon presenting the relevant documents certifying the person belongs to the above mentioned category of citizens.
3.1.10. Visit the Preserve and its exposition objects for free by definite categories of citizens in accordance with Appendix № 3 to the Rules upon presenting relevant documents certifying they belong to that category of citizens.
3.1.11. Visit the Preserve and its exposition sites for free upon presenting appropriate free admission ticket and the relevant document certifying the person belongs to appropriate category of citizens.
3.2. Visitors of the Preserve and its exposition sites will be required to:
3.2.1. Handle the Preserve property carefully, keep silence and follow the Rules requirements.
3.2.2. Meet legal demands of the Preserve and the Police Protection employees to respect the public order in the Preserve territory and its expositions.
3.2.3. Leave the Preserve territory and its exposition sites before the Preserve closing.
4. THE PRESERVE VISITORS ARE PROHIBITED TO:
4.1. Guide without a permit. Exception is for the persons specified in paragraphs 5.1, 5.2 of these Rules.
4.2. Bring weapons (gas, traumatic, cold and fire arms) to the Preserve. Exception is for the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine employees (upon presenting relevant certificate).
4.3. Enter the exposition sites with ice cream, chewing gum, bulky things; eat and drink in the Preserve exposition sites.
4.4. Arrive in the Preserve with animals of all kinds.
4.5. Visit the Preserve in the state of alcohol, narcotic or other toxic substances intoxication.
4.6. Smoke in the Preserve.
4.7. Use mobile devices during the tour.
4.8. Touch museum exhibits.
4.9. Sit on the Preserve collection furniture etc.
4.10. Come inside the fences.
4.11. Enter the Preserve by any vehicle without special Preserve Administration permission.
4.12. Roller skate, ski, sleigh and ride a bike around the Preserve territory and its exposition space.
4.13. Walk across and rest on the grass; picnicking.
4.14. Destroy and break trees and bushes, pick flowers and fruits.
4.15. Set fire to dry grass, leaves, etc.
4.16. Pollute the territory.
4.17. Destroy, ruin, put pictures and inscriptions on the facades of buildings, small architectural forms (bins, boxes and benches) etc; stick information, posters and other products of information and advertising content.
4.18. Enter the premises under restoration and reconstruction.
4.19. Place tents, etc. without the proper Preserve Administration permission.
4.20. Perform all kinds of economic activities without proper Preserve Administration permission.
4.21. Distribute tickets, brochures, and other promotional products.
4.22. Tell fortunes and beg.
4.23. Use audio equipment with loud-hailers, sing, dance and play musical instruments without the Preserve Administration permission.
4.24. Conduct political agitation.
4.25. Arrange shows, etc. without the Preserve Administration permission.
4.26. Bring explosive, combustible, flammable substances and pyrotechnics to the Preserve.
5. GUIDING IN THE PRESERVE
5.1. Is carried out by the Preserve guides and researchers licensed by the Preserve Administration exclusively.
5.2. Organized tour groups are permitted to visit the Preserve territory and its exposition sites if the tour service contract between the Preserve and the appropriate tour agency has been concluded.
5.3. People, who escort organized groups of visitors, should inform every member of the group about the Rules.
5.4. Members of the organized school groups (under 16 years old) should be accompanied by adult(s).
5.5. Lecturer (guide) or researcher, who guides, should have the Preserve employee I.D. and official permit for the guided tour operation with him (her).
6. PROCEDURE FOR FILMING & PHOTO & VIDEO SHOOTING WITH PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE PRESERVE AND ITS EXPOSITION SITES
6.1. Filming & photo & video shooting with professional equipment in the Preserve can be conducted with the Preserve Administration permission only.
To obtain permission for filming, photo & video shooting with professional equipment in the Preserve, you should send a letter to the Preserve Administration in advance – no later than five (5) calendar days before the expecting date of filming, photo & video shooting with professional equipment where the following information should be indicated:
– the purpose of filming, photo & video shooting with professional equipment on the Preserve territory and its exposition sites;
– name, surname and patronymic of the persons who will film, conduct photo & video shooting with professional equipment;
– the Preserve sites that you are planning to shoot;
– date, time and procedure of filming, photo & video shooting with professional equipment.
If the form of the letter and its submission terms don’t correspond to the above mentioned criteria, the Preserve Administration will be able to refuse the submitter to film, conduct photo & video shooting with professional equipment in the Preserve.
Upon the consideration of the request-letter, the compensation contract can be concluded.
6.2. Using the Preserve sites images in commercial purposes is possible only on the basis of the corresponding compensation contract concluded with the Preserve.
7. RIGHTS OF THE PRESERVE ADMINISTRATION
7.1. The Preserve Administration is entitled to:
7.1.1. Detain persons who guide without the Preserve Administration permission.
7.1.2. Change the Preserve & exposition objects working hours depending on the season, flow of visitors and public holidays.
7.1.3. Set ticket price, based on the relevant Preserve order.
7.1.4. Refuse the Preserve service to persons who are under the influence of alcohol, narcotic or other toxic substances.
7.1.5. Permit to conduct professional filming, photo & video shooting with the follow-up compensation contract conclusion.
7.1.6. If necessary, set limits on the number of tour groups presented in the objects.
7.1.7. Close exposition sites or selected premises (technical breaks including), according to the temperature and humidity monitoring data, which doesn’t correspond with the defined standards for the Preserve exhibits keeping.
7.1.8. Close exposition sites for other technical reasons.
8. LIABILITY FOR THE RULES VIOLATION
8.1. In the Rules violation case, the visitor will be expulsed from the Preserve by the Preserve Internal guard and the Police Protection employees without ticket price and tour service compensation.
Those who refuse and / or violate these Rules will be removed from the Preserve by force.
8.2. A person who causes harm or material damage to the Preserve should compensate the material losses in full.
In case the visitor does not agree to compensate the losses to the Preserve, the letter may address the court to require the compensation for the inflicted harm or material damage.
8.3. The Preserve and the Police Protection employees monitor compliance with the Rules implementation.
Appendix № 1
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PRESERVE TERRITORY IS
1. On Easter Sunday (moveable feast).
2. On Christmas (January, 7).
3. On the Trinity Sunday (moveable feast).
4. On International Museum Day (May, 18).
5. On Independence Day of Ukraine (August, 24).
6. During religious services.
Appendix № 2
FREE ADMISSION (EVERY LAST MONDAY MONTHLY) TO
THE PRESERVE AND ITS EXPOSITION SITES IS FOR:
1. Children from orphanages and boarding schools.
2. Persons of the Ist and IInd disability groups (Ukraine).
3. Participants of the World War II.
4. Chernobyl disaster liquidators.
5. Warfare participants (Ukraine).
6. Army conscripts (Ukraine).
7. The Anti-Terrorist Operation in Ukraine participants.
9. Students and cadets.
10. Students of the secondary special educational institutions (Ukraine).
11. Retired people (Ukraine).
Appendix № 3
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PRESERVE AND ITS EXPOSITION SITES IS FOR:
1. Museum staff of Ukraine, the ICOMOS and the ICOM members.
2. Preschool children.