All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

About Us

Learn more about Nordic Heritage Museum

The Nordic Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples. 

We are closed to the public until our new facility's Grand Opening on May 5, 2018.

Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Museum is the largest museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.



The Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.


Our members get access to exclusive events and exciting openings.

Learn more about becoming a member


We celebrate a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, classes, festivals, film, and food.


Nordic Museum Equity Statement

Accessibility and equity are institutional priorities that are reflected in the Nordic Museum's programming and business practices. This institutional commitment ensures our efforts are devised with sensitivity. Our focus on equity promotes openness and makes the museum welcoming and accessible to diverse audiences.


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.