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National Nordic Museum Seattle

Your Gateway to Nordic History and Contemporary Culture

The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.

Featured Exhibitions

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    Nordic Journeys

    Our core exhibit explores Nordic history and culture over the last twelve thousand years. With items from our collection and on loan from the National Museums of all five Nordic countries, you're bound to learn something new on each visit.

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    Jónsi's FLÓÐ

    The National Nordic Museum presents Jónsi's FLÓÐ (Flood). Created specifically for the Museum by Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), lead singer of the world-famous Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, FLÓÐ is the focus of the artist's first museum exhibition in the United States.

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    The Whale Child

    This family-friendly exhibition presents lessons in environmental stewardship through captivating images and text from the story The Whale Child, written and illustrated by Lummi, S'Klallam, Norwegian and Swedish authors Chenoa and Keith Egawa.




May 19 - June 10, 2023

Rosemaling with Marilyn Hansen

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Members: $36.00

Non-Members: $40.00

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June 8, 2023

Embracing CHANGE as a Superpower

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Members & Non-Members: $47.00



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June 23 - 25, 2023

Elemental SoundBath with Jósa Goodlife

Members: $35.00

Non-Members: $45.00

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About the Museum

Located in Seattle, WA, the National Nordic Museum traces the Nordic themes of connection to nature, sustainability, social justice, and innovation from the earliest anthropological records through contemporary Nordic society.

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    Members get more! Get free admission to the Museum, early access to special exhibitions, and discounts to events, the Store, and Freya.

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    When you give to the Museum you're supporting the development of exceptional exhibitions and programs that share the Nordic spirit and helping to preserve Nordic artifacts of historical significance.

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    Our Mission

    Our core values inform everything we do at the Museum: openness, sustainability, social justice, and innovation.

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Art, design, and mementos of Nordic culture

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From our collections

Our permanent collections build out our public display and can be used for reference, research & preservation.

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Dines Carlsen Drawings

In the summer of 2020, the National Nordic Museum received 943 Dines Carlsen drawings from the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

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2655 NW Market Street

Seattle, WA 98107