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Opening hours

Tuesday-Friday: 10.00-18.00 Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-16.00

Collection and exhibitions

The building is scheduled for refurbishment and will until then have selected temporary exhibitions at display.

Lysverket is the only Kode building not originally built for museum purposes. The building from 1938 was previously the administration building for the municipal power company Bergen Lysverker, where we got the name from.

We are proud to share the museum with the Michelin restaurant of the same name. Why not treat yourself to a fine dining experience while waiting for the opening of the new Lysverket museum?

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The building itself

The building was designed by architects Fredrik Arnesen and Arthur Darre Kaarbø and completed in 1938 as Bergen Lysverker’s administration building. The large circular Tårnsalen on the second floor is easily recognizable in Bergen’s cityscape.

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

Previously at Lysverket

At Lysverket we have exhibited art from Kode’s collections from the 15th century to the 20th century. We move from Dutch inns and street life to emotive religious themes and 250 years of stately portraits and magnificent depictions of nature from the Norwegian mountains and fjords.

We have also exhibited our collection of international modernism at Lysverket, of which Stenersen’s collection is central. This collection include works of among others Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Anna-Eva Bergman and Asger Jorn.

The permanent Nicolai Astrup exhibition has also drawn many visitors to Lysverket. In the last years, many of Astrup’s works have toured the US and Europe. Information on when the Astrup exhibition returns to Bergen will follow.

Lysverket was previously home to the children’s own art museum KunstLab. At present, we are developing new activities for children and youth at our museums, and the workshop has moved to Permanenten.

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

A flock of swans by the town lake, in front of Lysverket

Foto: Thor Brødreskift

To persons looking at a large photo, from an exhibition at Lysverket

Foto: Thor Brødreskift