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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

Coming Soon: Imaging the Arctic by Tod Gangler
Maria Coryell-Martin, Kristin Laidre & Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen

December 12, 2014 – February 22, 2015

This interdisciplinary exhibit explores the impact of climate change on West Greenland’s ecology and culture through the work of three women: marine mammal biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre, expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin, and Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen.

Image: watercolor of Kullorsuaq, Greenland by Maria Coryell-Martin






Coming Soon: The Nordic Lights Film Festival
Thursday through Sunday, January 15-18
Times Vary.

The Nordic Heritage Museum is thrilled to present its sixth Nordic Lights Film Festival.  This cutting-edge cinematic festival offers an immersion into the world of Nordic films during the chilly winter season, focusing on contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and. The festival is hosted at SIFF Cinema in downtown Seattle. We have a great line-up of Nordic movies, documentaries and shorts that will appeal to the general public as well as to those who are specifically interested in Nordic film. As the festival’s premiere film we will screen the Norwegian documentary The Optimists/Optimistene. The movie’s director Gunhild Westhagen Magnor will be in attendance. This heart-warming documentary won the Ray of Sunshine statuette for best documentary. Opening night will include a reception where festival goers will have a chance to a meet and greet the director.

For tickets, visit SIFF.org


Thank you for a wonderful Yulefest!

We had a great time at Yulefes this year, and we hope you did, too! Thank you to all our friends old and new who helped to make this year so special!

As always, thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that made Yulefest run so smoothly. You're the best!


Special thanks to all of our wonderful Yulefest sponsors, including:





We're hiring!

We are currently hiring a Collections Manager. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a great place to work. Would you like to join us? Learn more about the position here.





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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The Museum gratefully acknowledges support from:

4 Culture.org       ArtsFund     Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs     Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation


Nordic Heritage Museum | 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 | Phone: (206)789-5707 | E-mail: nordic@nordicmuseum.org