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Nordic Heritage Museum

  • 3014 N.W. 67th St. Map It
  • Ballard

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Celebrating the five Nordic cultures of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Denmark (of which there are many descendants in Ballard), this museum in a massive 1900s schoolhouse traces Scandinavian art, artifacts, and heritage all the way from Viking times. Behind the redbrick walls, nine permanent galleries on three floors give an in-depth look at how immigrants came to America and settled in the Pacific Northwest. Among the finds are textiles, china, books, tools, and photographs. Delve into Nordic history in the library; learn a few phrases at the on-site Scandinavian Language Institute; or join in a class or children's program on Nordic arts and crafts. The galleries display paintings, sculpture, and photography by contemporary artists. In 2016, the museum broke ground on a new 58,000-square-foot location about a mile from the original. Featuring a grand central atrium, the $45 million building is expected to open by the end of 2017.

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3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle, Washington, 98117, USA

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  • $8; 1st Thurs. free

Published 04/05/2016


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