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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.

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The Nordic Heritage Museum will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. Happy Easter!


Photo by Frank Martin Ingilae Northern Lights Auktion

Saturday, May 10, Doors Open 5:00 p.m.

Join us at the Grand Hyatt Seattle for an evening filled with champagne, delicious food, and exciting auction lots! This year’s auction is a celebration of mothers, so bring the special lady in your life and find some great Mother’s Day presents to show how much she means to you. Plus, all proceeds benefit the Nordic Heritage Museum!

Learn more and buy tickets here.





Mostly Nordic 2014 Mostly Nordic: Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord

Next concert features NORWAY on Sunday, April 27!

The 2014 season of Nordic chamber music continues with a concert dedicated to Norway on Sunday, April 27. Soprano Laura Loge, specialist in Scandinavian Art Song graduate of Stavanger Conservatory, St. Olaf College, and New England Conservatory, is joined by Seattle Opera Chorus Master Beth Kirchhoff and Seattle Symphony and Seattle Chamber Players’ Laura DeLuca. The trio presents an in-depth, fascinating exploration of the vivid network of Grieg, Delius, and Schumann paired with the evocative and haunting work Natt Sanger of American composer Abbie Betinis.

Learn more and buy tickets here.




Syttende Mai Hipp, Hipp, Hurra for Syttende Mai!

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ the Nordic Heritage Museum
8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. After-Party @ Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay

Celebrate this momentous year for Syttende Mai at the Nordic Heritage Museum: 2014 marks the 200th celebration in Norway and the 125th year of celebrations in Seattle! Join us at the Museum before the parade (which starts this year at 6:00 p.m.) for family-friendly activities, food, and free admission. Continue the big day with an after-party co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Consulate. Join us at Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay at 8:30 p.m. for delicious food, aquavit, and a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Norwegian Constitution Day.

Learn more and buy tickets for the after-party here.





Now on View:
Karl-Magnus Nilsson Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass

Closes April 27, 2014!

Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass introduces the work of young, innovative Swedish glass artists. Glass is a part of everyday life for people all over the world, and in Sweden glass art is considered an institution. For many years, glass art in the country was defined by traditional techniques and patterns passed down through an apprentice system at glass factories in Glasriket (The Kingdom of Glass) in the region of Småland, where 15 of Sweden’s 16 glassworks are located. Following consolidations, buyouts, closure, and the globalization of the Swedish glass industry, new artists are interested in exploring their own artistic voices and challenging expectations of what glass should be.

The exhibition Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass reveals the works of young, contemporary Swedish glass artists, how the artists relate to their predecessors, and how they are addressing the future of glass.

Read more about the exhibition 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.

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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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