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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

Yulefest is coming soon!

Learn more about Yulefest here.










We're hiring!

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






icelandIcelandic Dinner

Join us for a three-course dinner celebrating Iceland and benefiting the Nordic Heritage Museum. Dinner will be prepared by by Chef Alfreð Ómar Alfreðsson.

This event is co-hosted by Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Iceland and Jon Marvin Jonsson, Honorary Consul of Iceland.

RSVP online at IcelandicDinner.eventbrite.com by November 7.
Or contact Kiersten Bowers at kiersten@nordicmuseum.org or 206.789.5707 ext. 24



























Odin's Eye ArtistsOdin's Eye

October 10 – November 9, 2014

Odin's Eye art exhibit seeks to build an inspirational bridge between Americans and Icelanders as artists visually interpret the Norse Mythology through various mediums. Participating artists include Gunnella, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Sindri Már Sigfússon, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Lulu Yee , Derek Weisberg, Pandora Andre-Beatty and Michael Linton Simpson. The exhibit is sponsored by Icelandair Cargo and Iceland Naturally.













by Tod GanglerOn View: The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn
Ballard is in transition once more, but this time is it plunder or progress?

Seattle photographer Tod Gangler, in his way, tells ghost stories. In his spectacular new show at the Nordic Heritage Museum... Gangler uses an arcane photographic method to capture ephemeral human presences in ephemeral locales."
                                                   - The Seattle Times

The Color of Time: From Dusk to Dawn features the newest body of work by photographer Tod Gangler. The enchanting photographs subtley examine Ballard as a neighborhood in transition. Gangler’s photographs are made with a unique process that includes a long exposure time, which not only creates beautiful, intriguing images, but also alludes to the rich history of the art and science of photography. The effect of these long exposures is a sense in the photographs that time is collapsed, segmented out, and emphasized.

Exhibtion support is provided by The Maurer Family Foundation.



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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