All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

Traveling Sauna

Welcome Reception  
Finland Centennial 
Finland Centennial

Traveling Sauna

Welcome Reception


In celebration of Finland’s Centennial, the Traveling Sauna, an official project of Finland 100, is touring the US during 2017. The Sauna will be visiting Nordic Heritage Museum from April 7th-9th.

Join us Friday, April 7th, for a reception to welcome the Traveling Sauna to Seattle. Learn about Finnish sauna culture and the Traveling Sauna project, and enjoy Finnish food and drink. 

We are holding a drawing for two opportunities to use the sauna during the reception (5:30pm and 6:30pm). To enter, please select the additional event type above marked "Drawing to Use Sauna" . Please also make sure to select the RSVP option as well. The deadline to enter is April 2; winners will be notified Monday, April 3.

Cost: The reception is free, but please RSVP

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Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!


Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.