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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.

Coming up at the Nordic Heritage Museum

Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story

August 14 – November 8, 2015

Keep Clam and Carry On:  The Ivar Haglund Story consists of 3-dimensional objects, film, and photographs that document seafood magnate and global adventurer Ivar Haglund’s extraordinary life and accomplishments—emphasizing his Scandinavian heritage, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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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 MattM@nordicmuseum.org to reserve your tickets. Hurry! There are only a few spot available and they are sure to go fast!


Studio Tour & Reception with Steve Jensen
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:

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 20th Anniversary Season! Mostly Nordic will resume in 2016 for our 21st season!

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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