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Outside view of the museum

Docent Tours

Guided group tours are available by reservation only. Please contact for all tour inquiries. Tours must be reserved two weeks in advance.

Scouts Program

The Museum offers an activity segment for Boy Scouts, approved by the Chief Seattle Council. Please contact for more information on scheduling a scout visit. 

Visits must be scheduled in advance. Please contact

Cost: $4 Scouts, $6 adults.

Further Reading

  • About the Museum

    Through our exhibits and programs, we promote Nordic themes like our connection to nature and the constant pursuit of social justice. We explore how these values inform the world today across cultures.

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  • Hours & Directions

    The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 10am – 5pm. Paid parking is available on the south side of the building.

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  • Buying Tickets

    The best way to visit the Museum is to reserve your tickets online, in-advance. While walk-ins are always welcome, securing your ticket online will guarantee your entrance.

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  • Accessibility

    Our facility meets ADA-certified accessibility standards. We also have options for wheelchair loans, magnifiers available for low vision guests, and more.

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  • What’s in the Neighborhood

    The Museum is located in Ballard, a Seattle neighborhood with a rich history of Nordic immigration. Today, it's a vibrant, diverse neighborhood located on Seattle’s working waterfront with plenty to explore–restaurants, shops, nightlife, breweries, and the Hiram Chittenden Locks.

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  • Freya

    Freya is a Nordic-inspired restaurant that’s the perfect spot to visit anytime you want to experience a taste of Nordic cuisine.

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