Ballard’s National Nordic Museum is getting more national recognition: it’s been nominated as one of the best new museums in the country by USA Today.
The contest is the USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for Best New Museum. “These museums, ranging from avant-garde art galleries to colorful children’s museums, represent the best openings of the past two years,” the contest details read. Currently, the National Nordic Museum is in third place.
Here’s what they say about the National Nordic Museum:
Originally founded in 1980, the National Nordic Museum in Seattle recently debuted its brand new facility in the Ballard neighborhood. This new exhibit space tells the 12,000-year story of Nordic history and culture across the nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The building itself was designed with Nordic details and materials and features a central Fjord Hall that narrows as visitors go deeper into the museum.
Voting is open until Feb. 17 at noon, and you can vote once per day until the polls close. The winning museum will be announced Friday, Feb. 28.