Add this to your must visit list, especially if you're Scandanavian or have visitors in town that are. Located in Ballard, it's a small museum, with both permanent displays and visiting exhibits.
Also have wonderful special events; ie; movies, slide shows, music performances, etc.
Not exactly handicapped accessible, but it is possible to get someone in a wheelchair through most of the museum, if you're determined.
Lots of parking.
The Nordic Heritage Museum is such a nice place to go to learn about the ancestors of many of Seattles early immigrants. They have three floors of exhibits on the Norwegian, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish cultures. Its located in a red brick building that used to be an old elementary school in the Ballard neighborhood. They have a small admission fee and free parking in their lot in front of the museum.
It was filled with some awesome things.......
Pros: Interesting place
Cons: Too crowded on the day we were there
We went to visit after visiting The Locks since it is just up the street. There is room after room filled with specific nordic groups' heritage information and large dioramas. There is also a huge exhibit explaining why each group came to the US and their adventures getting settled. From what i had read about this museum, I expected it to be small, but it was actually fairly large. There is also a small gift shop.
Pros: lots of nordic heritage information
Cons: rooms can get crowded