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Nordic Heritage Museum

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Neighbourhood: Ballard
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Address: 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle, WA 98117-6215
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+1 206-789-5707
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Charming educational museum - great rainy day activity

Does it rain much in April in Seattle - well yes it has this April, where the monthly average rainfall of 2.71 inches was achieved on the 18th. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a... read more

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130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Does it rain much in April in Seattle - well yes it has this April, where the monthly average rainfall of 2.71 inches was achieved on the 18th. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a fine place to spend a few hours even if it's not raining. And the museum is moving relatively soon to a new purpose built facility just... More 

Thank dragonfishGA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have Norwegian family history in Tacoma. I appreciate all the Nordic jistoyy presented here in a family friendly museum. I appreciated the dioramas and collections. It is a welcoming place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is all ways a favorite with me for there general collection but they have a very good exhibition of fabrics from Finland by Marimekko designs with large flower prints that were very popular in the late 50 ,s and early 60,s. well worth seeing if you have a interest in fashion and design.

Thank Mike O
Gig Harbor, Washington
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296 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 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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315 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank AudreyS1994
Redmond, WA
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141 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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!

Thank Shannon K

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