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Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution

Carsten Ankers vei, 2074, Norway
+47 63 92 22 10
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Lovely attraction, but bad museum shop

Visiting this historic building is great - but stay away from the museum shop! Delightful things to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Probably the most famous museum in Norway. A must to see if you are in this area

1814 is the most dramatic year in Norwegian history. On this little spot our constitution was... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Jan Gunnar B
Fornebu, Norway
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After 6 weeks of negotiations the 112 Eidsvoll men affirmed their unity with the oath "Faithful and true until Dovre falls!" on 20 May 1814. Their mission was completed: they had declared Norway a free and independent nation after more than 4 centuries of union with Denmark. The foundations for democracy in Norway had been laid. 200 years later, we celebrate the Eidsvoll Men's achievement. As the key venue for the bicentenary celebrations, Eidsvoll 1814 is delighted to welcome thousands of visitors to a museum that offers a wealth of things to do and see, all on truly historic ground. Our objective has been to create an inclusive commemoration, with events and visitor activities that also reflect the Norway of today. At the centre of these celebrations is the government's gift to the constitutional bicentenary - the newly restored Eidsvoll House. With handsome furnishings and exuberantly colorful textiles and wall coverings in keeping with Carsten Anker's elegant interior designs, the home of the Norwegian Constitution stands ready to welcome new generations. Together with a new and modern democracy center, a museum shop featuring commemorative items, culinary delights from our own 'Taste of 1814' menu, fascinating and enjoyable guided tours, and a host of special events, we hope to make this a memorable celebration of democracy and representative government through 200 years.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this historic building is great - but stay away from the museum shop! Delightful things to buy, but totally inept ladies working there - not able to even manage the customers lining up and waiting forever to pay for purchases. Bad ending to an...More

Thank Akela13
Reviewed 5 November 2017

1814 is the most dramatic year in Norwegian history. On this little spot our constitution was developed and written during a couple of weeks in may 1814. The building is the most important national symbol in Norway today, and has a lot of history and...More

Thank Jan Gunnar B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

What a piece of history to visit, when you have seen paintings from the famous hall. I also got a wonderful tour by myself as it was out of season, and I was so impressed by the tour guide. The house is also wonderfully symmetric....More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We saw many historical sights in Norway, and this was by far the most impressive. We were given a private tour of every room in the building where the Norwegians declared their independence, approved their constitution, and elected their king on syttende mai 1814. The...More

Thank minnesotajay
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This building and its story is very interesting. The guide we had was fantastic! He really did a great job and made everything seem so exciting. Definitely worth a visit! The tour was supposed to be around 45 minutes but our guide ended up spending...More

Thank apolarbearsjourney
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

You are met by nice service minded guides and the tour around the house is interesting. Our guide spoke both English and Norwegian and did the tour in booth. The tour must be a bit boring for kids, but there are plenty of activities for...More

Thank Johanhal
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I wanted to travel to Eidsvoll for ages, seeing as it is an very important site in norwegian history. First of all, i found it a bit odd that the distance we had to walk from the trainstation to the site was far greater than...More

Thank ThJS12
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Interesting building where the country's democratic constitution was signed in 1814, set in a large lawned area, beside a very pretty river.

Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I love to go to thi splace, mainly because there are historical buildings, nice scenery and art galleries in the area. There is a very relaxing café close to the 1815 building and best of all , it welcomes children.

Thank tyraus
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic building with a huge garden, perfect for a picnik! Exciting museum for children, teenagers as well as grownups.

Thank GitteWaaler
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