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About Us

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Through the history we illuminate, the stories we tell, the connections we make, and the values we promote, we inspire our visitors to create a more vibrant, more just, more sustainable world.


Shared Nordic values and perspectives serve as guiding principles for the core exhibition experience, tracing Nordic themes of connection to nature, sustainability, social justice, and innovation from the earliest anthropological records through contemporary Nordic society. 



The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.




National Nordic Museum Equity Statement

Accessibility and equity are institutional priorities that are reflected in the National Nordic Museum's programming and business practices. This institutional commitment ensures our efforts are devised with sensitivity. Our focus on equity promotes openness and makes the museum welcoming and accessible to diverse audiences.

We Celebrate

Our Values

  • Openness: Support everyone’s right to express their opinions

  • Sustainability: Employ responsible business practices and demonstrate respect for our environment

  • Compassion: Demonstrate a conviction for the equal value of all people

  • Innovation: Encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and new ways of thinking

  • Trust: Act with integrity and be worthy of the community’s trust