The New Nordic Museum

Share the Nordic Spirit!

Opening May 5, 2018


Nordic Museum has built a new home.

After many years of planning and fundraising, we are in the last phases of construction. The modern 57,000-sq. ft. museum and cultural center is located in the heart of Ballard (on Market Street) and includes a refined layout with expanded exhibition and educational spaces.

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

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

Purchase a plaque to be displayed in the new Museum's East Garden 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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and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

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