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The Museum facility is accessible for all visitors. For more information about accessibility and visitor experience questions, please call us at 206.789.5707 x7000.

Drop-Off And Parking

The Market Street entrance is always accessible during Museum hours. From time to time, special events may occasionally block the Sun Terrace entrance at the south side of the facility, which is accessed from the parking lot.

There is a drop-off area with ramp adjacent to our Market Street entrance on the east side of 28th Avenue NW, and also at the south side of our building from our parking lot to the Sun Terrace entrance.

There are a four ADA parking spaces within the Museum's parking lot. ADA spaces are complimentary for our visitors.

Wheelchair Loan

The National Nordic Museum facilities are wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of manual wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis for use within the Museum. See the admissions desk for availability.


The Museum's second floor galleries are accessible by elevator.


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

Assistive Listening Devices

The Nordic Museum offers assistive listening devices for video displays throughout the core exhibition, and all on-screen narration has captions for the hearing impaired. Our assistive listening devices feature an integrated neck-loop for telecoils and an earphone. See the admissions desk for more information.

Low Vision Services

Magnifiers are available at the admissions desk for use in the Museum galleries, educational resource rooms, and the Cultural Resource Center.  A piece of identification must be left at the admissions desk for magnifier loans.

The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.