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Nordic Heritage Museum

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Neighbourhood: Ballard
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Address: 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
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+1 206-789-5707
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

A tribute to those northern European cultures - Swedish, Norwegian,...

A tribute to those northern European cultures - Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic - that comprised many of Seattles early immigrants.

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Great Way to Spend 2 Hours

What a neat place! There are several floors of displays to explore. The main floor shows about Nordic emigration to the U.S. The upper floor has individual display rooms for each... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Olalla, Washington
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Olalla, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a neat place! There are several floors of displays to explore. The main floor shows about Nordic emigration to the U.S. The upper floor has individual display rooms for each Nordic country: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Very cool little gift shop. The museum has been housed in this old school building since 1980. The new facility will... More 

Modesto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

So glad I decided to spend some time here. It was much bigger than I thought it would be. Loved that it is an old schoolhouse. It will be even better at the new location. Was like being with my Grandmother again who was an immigrant from Denmark. 🇩🇰 Staff is really nice. Gift shop had some great items.

Thank MaryModesto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You can count on the Nordic Heritage Museum to consistently have thought provoking contemporary exhibits that inspire. Not only do they have stunning exhibits on site but coordinated with the Frye to exhibit the stellar Hammershøi exhibit that SAM turned away. The Nordic Knitting Conference, drawing teachers and students from around the world, held at the museum is a tangible... More 

Thank FrancescaDH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is located in an old school in the heart of Ballard, what my Dad used to call Seattle's "Snoose Junction". On the top floor are rooms dedicated to each of the Scandinavian nations; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden, curated by heritage groups of locals. It was fun to compare and contrast the cultures. They so heavily influenced... More 

Thank frogs2step
Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Volunteer run museum showcasing Nordic Heritage as it pertains to immigrants to th e Seattle area. Very pleasant volunteers manning front desk. Lots of artifacts divided by countries. Interesting.

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Redmond, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of hours to enjoy to myself and this little gem had been on my radar for awhile. I had no idea there was such a rich Nordic heritage here in my hometown. Many different rooms staged with all the items you might find at the Washington State History Museum or the MOHAI. Plenty of hands on exhibits... More 

Thank rootsandshoots
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Being that our family's Danish, and the museum was in walking distance of where we were staying, we had to check this place out. So glad we did! So much history and the displays were interesting (many kid-friendly). Very friendly volunteers, too!

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Nordic Heritage Museum is much more than we anticipated. Throughout the first floor, curators have worked very hard to portray the Nordic immigration experience, especially as framed by the Pacific Northwest, in a very personal way. The third floor has extensive collections from each of the ethnic groups represented in its own room. The museum's Finland room has fun... More 

Thank Liisa W
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable experience for me on a personal level. I learned so much about my heritage. Words can't properly explain how I loved this museum...next time I'm in Seattle I will have to go back.

Thank ryanflaate
seattle, wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I guess that soon depends on how you chose to define it. The museum is currently in an old school and it's fine and full of interesting stuff some of which is categorized by ethic group. The coming to America walk through is a treasure - it's interesting and will keep the younger museum goers interested in a way that... More 

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