Museums are important to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public. The Nordic Museum is located in Ballard and is accessible by public transit with a bus stop right in front of the museum. I visited this awesome museum with my wife and kids. Luckily, I found paid parking in the parking lot. When we enter the museum, it made me visually stunned. With spectacular architecture and exhibitions, this museum traces 12,000 years of Nordic history and showcases their culture. I learned a lot of interesting things about the Nordic regions, which include Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Sampi Territories, Aland, and the Faroe Islands. From the pre-Viking era to Vikings. They also have a beautiful video that explains history quite well. We saw historic clothes, toys, tools, instruments, and a model of a Viking ship.
The ceilings are extra tall, the second level offers a cool view of the building, including glass birds soaring from the ceilings above. There's a cafe near the small gift shop, selling all things Scandinavian! I bought a Nuuk Couture tie from a gift shop, for $34. It took us almost 2 hours to get through the entire museum. You can't know Seattle's, particularly Ballard's, full history without visiting the Nordic Museum