What Is It? The Ballard neighborhood, located just north of downtown Seattle, is famous for its Nordic roots, though few people realize that it’s home to a fascinating Nordic Heritage Museum.
Why Do It? The permanent collection is spread across four galleries, including fine arts, three-dimensional objects, a music library with more than 8,000 recordings and texts of traditional Nordic music and dance, and items donated by community members. It also features temporary and traveling exhibits, like one that showcased the life of Ivar Haglund, of the famous Ivar seafood chain.
Good to Know: At all times, you’ll discover a multitude of cultural treasures and memorabilia that belonged to Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Fins, and Icelanders who settled in America.
2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA— +1 206-789-5707