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Normal operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Members: Please before reserving your free tickets or registering for events. Membership discounts are applied at checkout. In compliance with King County mandates, the National Nordic Museum requires that all visitors over the age of 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19 or, alternatively, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of your visit. Additionally, all visitors ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, must be masked while indoors. Please see our VISITOR GUIDELINES for latest comfort and safety measures.





The National Nordic Museum facility meets ADA certified accessibility standards. For more information about accessibility and visitor experience questions, please call us at 206.789.5707 x7000.

Drop-off and Parking

The Museum parking lot has four designated ADA spaces. Parking with an ADA pass displayed is always complimentary.

Entrances along NW Market Street are always accessible during Museum hours. The west entrance, on 28th Ave NW, has a ramp entrance to the facility. This side of the building also includes a drop-off area adjacent to the main entrance.

The south entrance, from the Museum’s parking lot onto The Fisherman’s Sun Terrace, also provides a ramp entrance. Occasionally, the Sun Terrace is rented out for special events and may not be accessible to the public.

Wheelchair Loan

The Museum has two manual wheelchairs available for public use on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to borrow a wheelchair for your visit, please ask at the Admissions desk for availability.


The galleries on the first floor and East Garden are accessible from the ground floor. The second floor galleries are accessible via two elevator options.


Tours are available for groups of ten or more visitors. For more information, please email us or call 206.789.5707 x7009.

Low Vision Services

Magnifiers are available at the Admissions desk for use in the Museum galleries, educational resource rooms, and the Cultural Resource Center. We ask that guests requesting to use a magnifier sign it out by leaving contact information with the Guest Services staff.