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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

Finland Designed EnviornmentsFinland: Designed Environments
March 12 – July 26, 2015

Finland: Designed Environments looks at the explosion of creativity in Finnish design over the last 15 years. Examples of furnishings, fashion, and craft, as well as architecture and urbanism, illustrate how nearly every aspect of Finnish life incorporates thoughtful design thinking—from city streets and summer homes to fashion and food—and is marked by sensitivity to form and material. The exhibition is the first significant U.S. museum presentation since the 1990s to examine contemporary Finnish design.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Image: Jopo bicycle, 2000 (update of 1965 design). Eero Rislakki and Erkki Rahikainen (designer of 1965 original model), Erkki Rahikainen (engineer of original model), Markku Autero (designer of 2000 model)

Nordic Lights Auktion

Thank you so much to everyone that made the 2015 Northern Lights Auktion a huge success! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for pictures from the event, coming soon!

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
20th Anniversary Season!

Upcoming Concerts:

May 3, 2015 | 4 PM NORWAY
The Nord Trio: Sini Simonen, Violin; Heidi Luosujärvi, Accordion; and Inger-Kristine Riber, Piano
“Tango Under the Arctic Moon”

Dazzlingly virtuosic, adventurous, and intense, this Norwegian-Finnish trio of violin, accordion, and piano is equally at home with its own arrangements of solemnly burning Finnish tangos and Piazzolla’s Argentine passion as it is with Norwegian masters Grieg, Sinding, Geirr Tveitt, and Ole Bull.

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Tickets will be available online through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, by phone during our normal business hours over the weekend,and at the door before the concert.


May 31, 2015 | 4 PM ICELAND
Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Julien Beurms, piano “Sirens of the Sun Voyager”

Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Christopher Gadd, guitar “Sirens of the Sun Voyager” Iceland-born violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir is joined by guitarist Christopher Gadd in a program celebrating Iceland. Gudjonsdottir is a Fulbright scholar, a graduate of Reykjavik Conservatory, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Stetson University, and the Hartt School of Music. More information TBA.

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Tickets will be available online through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th, by phone during our normal business hours over the weekend,and at the door before the concert.

New MuseumCapital 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! Every day we get closer to closing the funding gap and every dollar makes a difference. Consider a donation today!

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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