Ole Bull's summer residence constitute an adventurous frame for the Bergen International Festival concerts at Lysøen.
Address: Museet Lysøen, 5215 Lysekloster
Telephone: (+47) 56 30 90 77
Fax: 56 30 93 72
Tickets: One hour before per performance
Free transportation: The concert ticket includes boat transportation from Bergen city centre to Lysøen (more information)
Ole Borneman Bull (1810–1880) was a Norwegian violinist, often called Norway’s first international star. Born in Bergen, by the time he was four he could play on the violin all the songs he heard his mother sing. At the age of nine he played first violin in the Bergen Theatre orchestra and was a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Ole Bull built the fairytale castle at Lysøen in 1897–73 as a summer residence for himself and his second wife. Lysøen was opened as a museum in 1974 and is a legendary concert venue at the Bergen International Festival.
Wheelchair accessThe boat from the city centre is accessible for wheelchair users. At Lysøen, there is a steep hill (approx. 22 % incline) from the quay and up to the venue. Assistance is usually necessary.
Entry to the music hall is relatively easy for wheelchair users, but some assistance may be required to access other rooms in the museum. There is no wheelchair access to the café.
Accessible toiletNot available
Facilities for reduced hearingNot available
Transport and parkingBoat transport from central Bergen included in ticket price, but the boat does not take motorised wheelchairs. The museum has its own boat from Buena Quay, with limited free car parking. This boat does not take motorised wheelchairs.
The festival receives government grants from:Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland county.
Office address:Vaskerelvsmauet 6, 5014 Bergen
Postal address: Pb. 183 Sentrum N-5084 BergenTel: +47 55 21 06 30+47 55 21 06 30 Fax + 47 55 21 06 40 firstname.lastname@example.orgOrganization number: 955 599 535