Welcome to Gamla Kraftstationen
A unique art hall with lots of art, exclusive concerts, the organic Culinarum Café & the creative Makerstation. Come to Deje, Värmland, and experience the Old Power Station 2023.
Opening hours & entrance 2023
Summer Exhibition open May 18 – September 17
May 18 – June 25: Thursday – Sunday 11-16
June 26 – August 13: Tuesday – Sunday 11-16
August 14 – September 17: Thursday – Sunday 11-16
(Midsummer June 23 closed)
Entrance to the art exhibitions:
Entrance fee: SEK 80
Up to 20 years no fee
Guidance: SEK 110 (pre-booking only). Groups can pre-book any day of the week and other times than the general public.
Pay by card or SEK. Groups can be billed.
The art is central, and every season we offer art made by well established artists as well as new, interesting talents.
You can find this year’s artists here
The Old Power Station has guided tours for groups of at least 10 people. The guided tour is partly outdoors, if the weather permits, and partly inside the industrial romantic art hall, which has kept much of the original interior. Information about the current exhibition is interspersed with anecdotes and history.
About 30-45 min + own time to look around the premises. Recommended time on site: at least 2 hours. Price: SEK 110/ person.
We also offer guided tours in English. Remember to state your wish for this when booking.
Pack the tour with something good from Culinarum Café
The guided tour is even better when combined with something edible. Below are some of our suggestions:
Swedish fika package:
Guided tour / artwalk + freshly brewed coffee / tea and a tasty pastry SEK 205 / person
Guided tour / artwalk + freshly brewed coffee / tea, a tasty sandwich and a small sweet SEK 235 / person
Booking: You are welcome to book here or +46 72-589 00 71
Limited accessibility in the area. The Old Power Station area is located in an old cultural environment consisting of a handful of older buildings and partly uneven terrain. It may be good to know that the area is only to a certain extent adapted for those with disabilities. We hope that you as a visitor have forbearance with the fact that the area was not built from the outset to be a cultural arena, and that we have not been able to fully organize the area. Of course, we work on the matter, even though it is a challenge, and we promise that it will get better and better for each season.
Parking: Those with disabilities, can drive to the entrance and park. The area is paved.
Power Station: There is a ramp into the building. On the lower level you can reach a wheelchair in most places. There are some minor level differences. Unfortunately, there is no elevator to floor 2, but we hope we can soon install one.
The Annex ”Längan”: Here is the entrance to the art hall, a small shop and toilets. There is a ramp into the building. On the lower level you can reach a wheelchair in most places. There are some minor differences in level. On floor 2 is the collective studio Makerstation. There is no elevator yet, but we are working to eventually get one installed.
Digital accessibility of art: Those who do not enter upstairs can to some extent take part in the art by looking at pictures of the works displayed there. The images are displayed on a digital screen on the lower level.
Food allergies: Culinarum Café can meet most needs when it comes to allergies. Talk to the staff when ordering food or coffee if you need any special diet.
Toilets: The Annex Längan provides toilets and changing tables. Here you find a RWC.
On floor 2 there is a collective studio where several creative young people have their own workplaces where they create and craft at regular intervals. If you are lucky maybe one of them is here and you can see them in action. Makerstation also organizes workshops and art courses that you can register for.
The power station’s shop
In the Annex Längan, right where you pay entrance to the exhibitions, you will find Powerstation’s small shop. Here you find handicrafts, posters, postcards, etcetera which can be linked to current artists. You can also buy something small and good to eat and drink that you can take home. Did you like the rhubarb nectar from Enbacken’s brewery or the chocolate pralines from Naturpralinen that you tasted in Culinarum? Yes, in that case there are more of them in the little shop. Welcome here!
Openings, concerts & events
Here you will find dates for openings, concerts and other events.
In addition to the interesting art exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events are also arranged. The season’s programs and openings are presented on an ongoing basis. Keep an eye on our website and social media. Tickets are sold at ticketmaster.se or directly at the Old Power Station at regular opening hours.
The Old Power Station Music Club – exclusive concerts in a unique industrial environment. Since there aren’t so many seats, the concerts often get full. Buy tickets in good time. – We also want to make you aware that all concerts are indoors. Always unnumbered places. Culinarum offers food, beer, wine, coffee.
About Gamla Kraftstationen
The Old Power Station in Deje is the first of the four generations of power stations which are gathered around the water fall located in the Klarälven River in Dejefors. The power station was built in two stages, 1906 and 1913. In 1906, five machine units were installed which consisted of Francis turbines with a turbine regulator and an electric generator, and in 1913 two more units were installed. Today, only three of the seven original generators and turbine regulators are left inside the engine room/art hall.
The architecture of the early power plant industry is well represented in the former power station. Today, the Old Power Station boasts with a unique art hall, as well as music events, an organic café/lunch restaurant. Varied art is presented by many different artists and the art hall is constantly changing throughout the season. There is also a small shop with locally produced food products and crafts.
With 11 meters high ceilings and much of the original interior left, we can offer experiences beyond the ordinary!