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20 May - 03 June 2020


Outside the city centre Composer home

Ole Bull's summer residence constitutes an adventurous frame for the Bergen International Festival concerts at Lysøen. Ole Borneman Bull (1810–1880) was a Norwegian violinist, often called Norway’s first international star. 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 access: Limited access. The 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, so 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 toilet: No

Facilities for reduced hearing: No

Photo: Thor Brødreskift
Photo: Thor Brødreskift


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Museet Lysøen, 5215 Lysekloster

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  • Free festival transport: Boat transport from central Bergen included in ticket price, but the boat does not take motorised wheelchairs. 
  • By car/boat: The museum has its own boat from Buena kai, with limited free car parking. This boat does not take motorised wheelchairs.


Limited free car parking at Buena kai.


  • Yes, in the museum café. Pre-ordering available for groups. 


Ticket sales at the venue one hour before event. Unclaimed tickets are also sold via


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