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Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution

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Address: Carsten Ankers vei, 2074, Norway
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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.

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About a magical event in 1814

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

Reviewed January 6, 2017
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 6, 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.

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Lillestrom, Norway
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

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

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Kids learn about the norwegian constitution, making their own postcard with with ink, pen and paper as in the year 1814, get dressed with clothes from that time and meet the prince. Helping the maid with the food and decoding letters to the prince.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you want to see where the Norwegian Constitution was written and signed in 1814 then this is the place to go. As an American with Norwegian heritage I had no idea the importance of this place or it's significance. The tour of the house and property was given in English for four of us so we had great attention... More 

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, good information on the formation of Norway. Tours in both English and Norwegian but have to request. We had to wait 30 mins for an English one which was fine. The museum is all in Norwegian though surprisingly.

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Akershus, Norway
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Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

When visiting Norway, this is must see place. These historical grounds laid the foundation of the modern society of Norway. The buildings have recently been restored and you will get a good insight in what happened and how the managed life back then. This place is suited for families, couples and people traveling alone. The admission fee is reasonable and... More 

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

On our trip to Norway we visited this museum and took the tour through the Eidsvoll House. Our guide told us many interesting things and showed us the beautifully restored part of the house, as well as the actual chamber where the Norwegian constitution was signed. Very interesting place, one the Norwegians should be very proud of.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beatiful setting amongst farms and dwellings . Well kept and a pleasure to walk around. The river and houses apposite are a wonderful back drop for an important place in the history of Norway. The carpark is open and spacious, Having your photograph taken with the huge mural behind you for photo's is funny and interesting...there is no charge... More 

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can walk around the hous(es) and see them from the outside for no charge, but I'd highly recommend taking the (fairly cheap) guided tour that will take you inside the main building. The tour lasted about an hour and our guide, Haakon I believe his name was, did a most excellent job of telling the history of the house,... More 

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The first surprise if the location. Driving along the highway with farms all around us, the GPS said turn right in 1 Km. But I could not see anything that looked like a town -- indeed the birthplace of the Norwegian Constitution sits among other farms. The few buildings are well cared for -- they had just re-opened for the... More 

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