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... read more
After 6 weeks of negotiations the 112 Eidsvoll men affirmed their unity...
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.