Considered the cradle of Norwegian democracy, Eidsvoll 1814 encompasses the Wergeland House and Eidsvoll Manor House in the village of Eidsvoll Verk. It was here that the Norwegian Constitution was signed in 1814, declaring Norway an independent nation after more than 400 years of Danish rule.
Begin your visit at the Wergeland House to explore the “Citizens in a Living Democracy” exhibit, which celebrates people in the past and present who are committed to the cause. Admire the Neoclassical architecture of the Eidsvoll Manor House, which was a private residence for the Eidsvoll Ironworks’ owner before being preserved as a national monument in the 1850s.
Join a guided tour to explore the rooms where the Constituent Assembly gathered in 1814, with decorations and furnishings reflecting the period. You can enjoy a coffee or lunch at Kafé Standpunkt, inspired by European coffee houses of the 17th century, then browse the books and gifts in the Museum Shop.
Eidsvoll 1814 is a 20-minute walk from the Eidsvoll Verk railway station, which has regular trains from Oslo. Oslo Airport is a 20-minute drive away.