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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.

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)

Member Preview
Wednesday, March 11
6:00 P.M

Join us for a preview of the exhibition the evening before it opens to the public. We're honored to be joined by Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, the ambassador of Finland to the united states, who will formally open the exhibition and deliver remarks. No reservation required

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

Upcoming Concerts:

Denmark |Northwoods Wind Quartet | Sparklers And Marzipan—A Birthday Salute!
Sunday, March 8
4:00 P.M.

Innovative, versatile, and just plain fun, Northwoods wind quintet returns to mostly Nordic by popular demand! Celebrate Danish composer carl Nielsen’s 150th birth year and the twentieth anniversary of mostly Nordic with this program featuring Nielsen’s “Wind Quintet,” Clarke’s “March For The Prince Of Denmark,” and a potpourri of popular works such as Prokofieff’s “Peter And The Wolf,” Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March,” Roupen Shakarian’s “Alpine Morn,” and some PQD Bach.

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Sweden| Lena Moén And Lena Johnson | Songs Of The Heart
Sunday, April 12
4:00 P.M.

Swedish soprano Lena Moén joins Swedish pianist Lena Johnson to perform a program of Swedish
master composers Peterson-Berger, Defrumerie, Linde, Stenhammar, and a tip of the hat to Schubert. Moén joins us from the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Tallin Baroque, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. johnson is a graduate of the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm and a frequent performer in such locales as london’s royal festival hall.

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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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