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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)

Events Featured at the Nordic Lights Auktion

A Few Tickets Remain to Some of Our Most Popular Events!

We offered tickets to a few exciting events at our Nordic Lights Auktion. If you couldn’t join us at the Auktion or wish you had bid on one of these parties, you’re in luck!

Contact Matt McCallum via email at to reserve your tickets. Hurry! There are only a few spot available and they are sure to go fast!

Deadliest Catch BBQ
Saturday, May 30, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Doug Dixon of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and PFI Marine Electric and Tor Tollessen of Lunde Marine Electronics will host an exclusive seafood BBQ and VIP tour of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, including the F/V Northwestern from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Keep an eye out for Captain Sig Hansen and his crew! Up to fifty (50) people are invited to join in this unique Ballard experience, which includes a BBQ of alder-smoked king crab, salmon, and cod, and pan-seared wild Alaskan Weathervane scallops.

Contact Matt McCallum via email at to reserve your tickets. Hurry! There are only a few spots available and they are sure to go fast!


Swedish Crayfish Dinner
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time TBD


This feast features all you can eat crayfish, herring, rolls, salad, dessert, wine, beer, soda, and more. The Museum’s Crayfish Dinner is a wonderful addition to your summer plans. This feast is limited to 40 people.


Studio Tour & Reception with Steve Jensen
Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00 p.m


Only 100 tickets are available for this exclusive event! Please join us on Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a private reception at the Capitol Hill studio, gallery space, and home of celebrated local artist Steve Jensen. There will be great food, live music, and the opportunity to mingle with the artist while shopping the gallery of Jensen’s work. Winning bidders will be entered into a drawing to win the piece of their choice from the gallery, valued at $1,200! This is a party not to be missed, so purchase tickets for yourself, your family, and your friends.

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

Upcoming Concerts:

May 31, 2015 | 4 PM ICELAND
Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Christopher Ladd, guitar “Sirens of the Sun Voyager”

Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Christopher Ladd, guitar “Sirens of the Sun Voyager” Iceland-born violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir is joined by guitarist Christopher Ladd 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.

Purchase tickets at

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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