The lighthouse has been designated a national lighthouse museum, and hosts various exhibitions relating to the development and history of lighthouses, maritime culture, etc. The underground hall below the lighthouse houses a cinema, exhibitions and a café. The complex also comprises an information centre/shop, a restaurant and a gallery.
On April 17th, 2009 Norway’s Post Office issued a stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Norway's national anthem. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote the words in 1859 and Rikard Nordraak composed the music for what was to become Norway’s national anthem. The stamp features words of "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" and children's procession with flags of the country on the background.