About Verket

What is Verket?

The old ironwork in Avesta are today a museum and a cultural arena unlike many others, filled with unique experiences. Verket offers its visitors a mix of history, technology, art and culture in the unusually well-preserved industrial environment. It houses both permanent art installations integrated in the suggestively lit buildings and temporary events with music, theater and lectures.

The ironwork in Avesta is an industrial heritage of national interest. It is an unusually complete ironworks, even in an international perspective. In Verket today there is film, sound and technology that in a playful way makes yesterday's reality tangible and visitors can follow the iron ore's path to iron and steel. Every summer, Verket is home to Avesta Art, which brings together world-class Swedish and international contemporary art, with a new exhibition every year. General guided tours of the art exhibition are held twice every day and on Saturdays and Sundays also industrial history tours. Groups can also book individual tours.

Is Avesta Art and Verket the same thing?

No!

Verket is the building and it hosts the art exhibition Avesta Art.  

What happens in Verket?

Guided group tours of industrial history and permanent art can be booked all year round for schools, companies, organizations and the general public. Recurring events are Avesta Con, Höst salong, fun and inspiring school holiday activities and in December the popular Tomtemarknad is held. Corneliussalen, Verket´s modern creative workshop and learning environment, offers activities and workshops in technology, mathematics and creative creation under the guidance of trained educators.

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