TIP OF THE WEEK –
the NATIONAL NORDIC MUSEUM for FREE!
The Nordic Heritage Museum was founded in 1979 and in 1980 it occupied a leased space in the old Daniel Webster Elementary School building in Ballard. By May 2018 the museum had expanded, built and moved into a new 57,000 sqft building on NW Market St, and was renamed the Nordic Museum. In 2019, by an act of the US Congress, the museum was designated the National Nordic Museum. If you haven’t seen the new museum, Thursday would be your chance to see it for free. It is one of many Seattle area museums that offer free entry on the first Thursday of each month.
Here’s a list of history, culture, and heritage themed museums that participate in the free entry on the first Thursday of the month program:
- Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture – UW – 10 am – 8 pm
- MOHAI – South Lake Union – 5 pm – 8 pm
- National Nordic Museum – Ballard – 10 am – 5 pm
- NW African American Museum – SE Seattle – 11 am – 7 pm
And these two museums are always free:
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Pioneer Square – 10 am – 5 pm
- Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture – South Seattle – 8 am – 5 pm