Nordic Museum


The Nordic Museum in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood was recently renovated and reintroduced to the public in a brand new building. We were very excited to visit and explore their new temporary exhibit, The Vikings Begin (through April 14th, 2019).


The Nordic Museum is a unique cultural center where people can be immersed in the culture and traditions of five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.


A little extra insight about the Vikings exhibit from the museum website:


Based on the latest research conducted on both historic and recent discoveries of Viking-era artifacts by Uppsala University in Sweden, The Vikings Begin tells the story of the Vikings of early Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, and Norway)—an intensely maritime society with a very close and important relationship to the sea. Uppsala University’s museum, Gustavianum, has produced this exhibition of original artifacts, reconstructions, and archaeological discoveries from early Viking Age society using cutting-edge research done by Uppsala professor Neil Price and his team. These objects tell the story not only of the person buried with them, but also of the world they inhabited: its social and economic makeup, its religions, and its culture.