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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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    Works by Tomas Colbengtson and Stina Folkebrant create a collaborative, immersive installation in response to an episode at the intersection of Sámi and American history.

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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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    Alvar Aalto’s Jyväskylä by Janne Tuunanen

    Finnish photographer Janne Tuunanen explored famed architect Alvar Aalto’s early projects in their shared Finnish hometown Jyväskylä. Aalto’s renown was cemented by his later works of industrial and architectural design, but his hometown boasts his early and often overlooked work. Tuunanen wanted to bring attention to Jyväskylä and photograph the locations from a different angle.

  • Upcoming


    In 2023, the National Nordic Museum will present an immersive artwork created by Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), lead singer of the world-famous Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. Created specifically for the Museum, the artwork will be the focus of Jónsi’s first museum exhibition in the United States.




February 16, 2023

Northern Lights Auktion Kick-Off with Cocktails

6pm - 8pm

Members & Non-Members: Free


In-person + Virtual



February 2, 2023

First Thursday


General Admission: Free

Birds Flying.
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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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Nordic items collage.

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