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Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Now at the Nordic Heritage Museum

Finland Designed EnviornmentsFinland: Designed Environments
March 12 – July 26, 2015

Finland: Designed Environments looks at the explosion of creativity in Finnish design over the last 15 years. Examples of furnishings, fashion, and craft, as well as architecture and urbanism, illustrate how nearly every aspect of Finnish life incorporates thoughtful design thinking—from city streets and summer homes to fashion and food—and is marked by sensitivity to form and material. The exhibition is the first significant U.S. museum presentation since the 1990s to examine contemporary Finnish design.

Image: Jopo bicycle, 2000 (update of 1965 design). Eero Rislakki and Erkki Rahikainen (designer of 1965 original model), Erkki Rahikainen (engineer of original model), Markku Autero (designer of 2000 model)

Member Preview
Wednesday, March 11
6:00 P.M

Join us for a preview of the exhibition the evening before it opens to the public. We're honored to be joined by Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, the ambassador of Finland to the united states, who will formally open the exhibition and deliver remarks. No reservation required

20th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner

Thursday, February 26
5:00 p.m.

Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for our annual dinner honoring the memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who intervened to help save thousands of Jews from deportation to concentration camps.

Initiated by Washington State Senator Ken Jacobsen, the Museum’s Annual Wallenberg Dinner is an opportunity to honor Wallenberg’s courage and selfless humanitarianism, as well an opportunity to bring together the Scandinavian and Jewish communities to celebrate his inspirational legacy.

Professor Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists include Bob Herschkowitz, Holocaust survivor; Arik Cohen, a grandson of four survivors; Kirsten Larsen, on her war experiences in Denmark; and Bertil Lundh, on his experiences in Sweden.

Special thanks to our partner organizations for this event: Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and Holocaust Center for Humanity. 

Cost: $50 for Members and Members of our partner organizations; $55 General Admission


New MuseumCapital Campaign Updates: The New Nordic Heritage Museum

Read about progress on the Capital Campaign, see renderings and models, and find out how you can contribute to the new Nordic Heritage Museum! Every day we get closer to closing the funding gap and every dollar makes a difference. Consider a donation today!

Museum Address

3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Museum Hours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

We are closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Admission Prices

Adults $8
Seniors and college students $7
Children over 5 years $6
Children under 5 years free

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First Thursday of each month: free admission all day

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