All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

Lessons from the Arctic

with Exhibition Curator Geir Kløver  
Gallery Talk 
Gallery Talk

Lessons from the Arctic

with Exhibition Curator Geir Kløver


An expansive survey of the legendary Norwegian explorer's life, Lessons from the Arctic - How Roald Amundsen won the Race to the South Pole, explains in detail how Roald Amundsen spent his youth preparing for a life in the Polar Regions, including his first meeting with the Antarctic, and the three years he spent with the Inuit in the Arctic region. Join exhibition curator Geir Kløver, Director of the Fram Museum in Oslo, as he dives deeper into the motivations, tactics, and achievements that culminated in Amundsen’s historic Race for the South Pole from 1910-12. 

This is exhibition is sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco.

Cost: Free for Members of Nordic Heritage Museum and members of our partner organizations: Explorers Club, University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Foss Seaport, and Rainier Club; free with general admission ticket to the Museum

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