Cultural Heritage

Eidsvoll Manor House

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden

Foto: Bård Langvandslien © Riksantikvaren

Eidsvoll Manor House (Norwegian: Eidsvollbygningen) is where the Norwegian constitution was signed in 1814


Carsten Ankers veg, 2074 Eidsvoll Verk


The Eidsvoll Manor is open from the 1st of May to the 31st of August, 10:00 - 17:00


Pilgrims can have a free cup of coffee at the café if showing their pilgrim pass

It was in this house, "of unreasonable size" as the owner Carsten Anker himself put it, that the Eidsvoll men were gathered drafting the Constitution of 1814. Shortly after this eventful spring of 1814, the Eidsvoll building became important as a symbol of Norwegian independence. In 1851 the building became our first national cultural monument .

The Eidsvoll Manor has great architectural qualities. The house is buildt in timber, and when it was finished approx. 1770 it was the largest wooden building in Norway. The history of the Anker family's life and manorial home meets the visitors, in addition to the history of the Norwegian Constitution.

After the building was turn over to the state in 1851 the Eidsvoll Manor has been restored several times. In 2011 the building was closed to the public in order to restore it in time for the anniversary in 2014.

The Wergeland House, just below Eidsvollsbygningen, is a public center, with a modern and engaging exhibition about the Constitution, 17 May and democracy. Here you will find Café Standpoint where you can enjoy quality coffee, tasty pastries and lunch. Pilgrims are offered filter coffee for free.