The New Nordic Museum

Share the Nordic Spirit!

Opening May 2018


Nordic Heritage Museum is building a new home.

After many years of planning and fundraising, we have begun construction. The modern 57,000-sq. ft. museum and cultural center will be located in the heart of Ballard (on Market Street) and will include a refined layout with expanded exhibition and educational spaces.

The new museum design is organized around a linear “fjord” that weaves together stories of homeland and the Nordic American experience. Bridges crossing the fjord intensify the experience of migration, connecting Nordic and Nordic American exhibits. A vertically striated zinc skin will wrap the building exterior; inside, fjord walls will be composed of faceted white planes evoking its glacial origins. Along with the core exhibition galleries, active social areas — cafe, store, auditorium, and classrooms — will expand the Museum’s capabilities and audiences.

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Learn more about an exciting opportunity to support the capital campaign for the NEW NORDIC MUSEUM!

Purchase a plaque and include your name as one of our most ardent supporters for years to come. Limited space is available, so reserve your plaque now.

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Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!


3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

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