Nordic Heritage Museum
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally-recognized museum dedicated to the heritage of Seattle's Nordic immigrants, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Americans. It was founded... Read More
The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally-recognized museum dedicated to the heritage of Seattle's Nordic immigrants, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Americans. It was founded in 1980 and can be found in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The museum, which found a beautiful new home not too far from its original address a years back, has plenty of artifacts and genealogy-focused literature for one to trace back their Scandinavian ancestry. Duck into the delightful, on-site Freya Cafe before or after exploring the exhibits. The Ballard neighborhood is also home to a couple of Nordic shops and bakeries for those who care to continue their cultural tour.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Adult $6; Senior $5; Student $5; Child (5+) $4
- Museums: "The venue's event space also hosts delightful cultural programs like the annual Taste of Iceland (gatherings and concerts that come to Seattle each fall). Check out the website for the museum's latest mandates on masks, vaccination proof, etc."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "The museum's schedule is currently abbreviated; check online and book ahead for timed tickets. After touring the exhibits, pick up charming gifts in the building's welcoming shop, or grab a coffee and snack at Freya Cafe."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Children's programs include "Nordic Stories" the first Thursday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m."
- Best for Museums Because: The Nordic Heritage Museum, a sleek Ballard venue, is a fascinating cultural center inspired by the values, traditions, art and spirit of the Nordic peoples.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally recognized museum dedicated to the heritage of the country's (and Seattle's) Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard introduces visitors to the history of Seattle's Nordic immigrants. Kids programs include story readings once a month.