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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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Help Us Make the New Nordic Heritage Museum Great!

We want to hear from you!

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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!

Viking Days Volunteer Sign-ups are Now Open

volunteer at viking days
The Nordic Heritage Museum is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help make our annual Viking Days Festival a success! Volunteers help in many ways, from greeting visitors, selling raffle tickets, and managing the parking lot, to making coffee, grilling hotdogs, frying pancakes, pouring beer, providing general event support, and much more!

We couldn’t do it without your support! Whether you are a veteran Viking Days volunteer, or you have never been before, there’s a role for everyone, and we’d love your help!

The deadline to sign up is August 1st!

Click here to sign up online, or print and return a paper form. You can download the paper form to print by clicking here.

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.

Y-chair by Hans Wegner Danish Modern: Design for Living

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.

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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