Reason alone to come to Ballard – if the culinary scene and waterside parks weren’t sufficient – is this superb shock of a gallery devoted to Nordic history and culture. In 2018 the gallery overhauled in size from its unique area in a noteworthy school building to a recently built and fjord-propelled assembling. Its assortments and impermanent shows (normally an extra $5) speak to a massively practiced assortment of stories, curios, and other grouped fortunes from the ongoing and removed past.
Displays offer a genuinely even grandstand for every Nordic nation: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, just as Nordic regions, for example, Greenland and the far northerly ancestral grounds of the Sámi public. Before its move, the exhibition hall generally centered around Nordic migrant networks in the Ballard neighborhood and the remainder of the Pacific Northwest and was known as the Nordic Heritage Museum. A lot of that data despite everything stays in an enormous display devoted to Nordic migration to the USA.
The gallery additionally goes about as a legacy place and has normal readings, occasions, and transitory shows from Nordic Americans in the Ballard/Seattle people group. In August you can participate in the Nordic Sól celebration, which happens all over Ballard, however, is headquartered at the gallery. There’s likewise a marvelous bistro on location.