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Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Now at the Nordic Heritage Museum

Danish Modern: Design for Living by Arne Jacobsen

Just a few weeks left! On View through August 31

The Nordic Heritage Museum goes “Mad Men” with the eye-catching and interactive exhibition Danish Modern: Design for Living. Dozens of vintage pieces from the period are on display by designers such as Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Niels Otto Møller, Borge Mogensen, and Hans Wegner (Y-chair pictured to right). Wegner is featured with his most popular designs including the Round Chair, later known simply as “the Chair” after it gained wide popularity in televised presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Help Us Make the New Nordic Heritage Museum Great!

New MuseumWe want to hear from you!

The Nordic Heritage Museum is in the process of visioning for its future and would like your input. By participating in the following community survey, you will help shape the visitor experience for one of Seattle’s new museums set to open in late 2017.

Click here to take the survey!

Nordic Heritage Museum ❤s Bumbershoot

Get your tickets to Bumbershoot through the Nordic Heritage Museum!

Now through August 22nd, the Nordic Heritage Museum is offering a great deal: single tickets* to Bumbershoot and admission the Museum for only $65! No fees, no fuss, just the best music festival in the upper left and admission to the premier Nordic heritage museum in the country for one low price.

Here at the Nordic Heritage Museum, we’ve been able to secure this great deal for friends of the Museum. The best part is that even at the discounted price, a portion of your ticket cost goes back to supporting the Nordic Heritage Museum’s exhibitions and programs. Bumbershoot tickets will be available for pick-up at the Nordic Heritage Museum or we can mail them to you. Just be sure to let us know which you prefer when you purchase your ticket.

Take advantage of this great deal by visiting!

*At this point, only Saturday Day-Passes are available. We’ll let you know if that changes.

Viking Days 2014
Thanks for a Great Viking Days 2014

Thanks for making the 31st Viking Days another fantastic success! We hosted our first 5K, raffled off a flight on Icelandair, watched Vikings battle, and made over two thousand æbleskiver!

The results from the race can be found here.

If you want to learn to make æbleskiver yourself, sign up for the Craft School æbleskiver class in December!

The lucky raffle winners were:
• Jane Frol won two round-trip tickets aboard Icelandair
• Betty Rosenau won two round trip tickets on a Victoria Clipper with a one night stay in the Gatsby Mansion
• Beloved long-time Nordic Heritage Museum volunteer Barbra Paquette won a one night stay at Hotel Ändra
• Marjorie Palek won two passes to the Columbia River Maritime Museum
• Lynn Johansson won a Family Membership to the Nordic Heritage Museum
• Jenny Tenlen won a $50 gift certificate to Eat Ballard from

Arne & Carlos Nordic Knitting Conference 2014 Registration is Now Open!

October 3-5, 2014

The 2014 Nordic Knitting Conference — a unique chance to learn from nationally and internationally known knitters and textile artists — will feature Arne & Carlos, Norway’s knitting rock stars, this October 3, 4, and 5. The conference is held every other year, and focuses on techniques and styles inspired by past and present Nordic textile traditions.

Learn more and register online now here.

Capital Campaign Updates: The New Nordic Heritage Museum

Read about progress on the Capital Campaign, see renderings and models, and find out how you can contribute to the New Nordic Heritage Museum.

Museum Address

3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Museum Hours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

We are closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Admission Prices

Adults $8
Seniors and college students $7
Children over 5 years $6
Children under 5 years free

Members of the Nordic Heritage Museum free

First Thursday of each month: free admission all day

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The Museum gratefully acknowledges support from:

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