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Discover Swedish & Scandinavian Designs. The Museum Store supports the American Swedish Institute’s year-round programs and exhibitions by offering uniquely designed and curated items that reflect modern Swedish and Scandinavian art and culture. From glassware, ceramics, and jewelry to cooking products and books, you’ll find an appealing array of gifts for any occasion.
The American Swedish Institute is a resource for learning about Sweden and Swedish-American culture and heritage, Scandinavian folk arts and culture, the Turnblad Family, and contemporary Swedish art and culture. Learn more through an ASI program, or through these helpful resources.
ASI offers a number of access programs designed to address barriers to participation, deepen engagement and build community. Learn more about our museum access programs below. To receive the benefits of any of the listed Museum Admission Access programs, please call to reserve admission tickets.
The American Swedish Institute ( ASI) is a museum and cultural center in the Phillips West neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and study of the historic role Sweden and Swedish Americans have played in US culture and history. The museum complex includes the Swan Turnblad Mansion, completed in 1908, and the adjoining Nelson Cultural Center, completed in 2012.
Monday Closed. Tuesday Closed. Wednesday 10 am—4 pm. Thursday 10 am—8 pm. Friday 10 am—4 pm. Saturday 10 am—4 pm. Sunday 10 am—4 pm. Lunch menu is served from 11 am-3 pm and on Thursdays 11 am-8 pm. Happy hour every Thursday from 3–8 pm. Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine and $1 off all cocktails, beer, and wine.
With exclusive access to ASI content experts, these tours offer an up-close and unique experience for groups. 1 hour. Available to book Tuesdays through Fridays 10 am or 1 pm. $20 per person for groups of 10-30 people. Includes museum admission. Unique meal and refreshment options available such as cookies, cocktails or a full Swedish smörgåsbord. Catering price varies, starting at $10 per person.
Swedish Culture; Meet the Turnblads; Library & Archives; Do at ASI. Arts & Culture Programs; Swedish & Finnish Language Learning; Nordic Handcraft Workshops; Nordic Table Foodways Classes; Youth & Family Programs
The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a vibrant museum and cultural center comprised of the landmark 1908 Turnblad Mansion (Minneapolis’ only castle) and the Nelson Cultural Center. ASI hosts art exhibitions, programs, family activities and special events connected to contemporary Nordic culture and heritage.
The American Swedish Historical Museum is only one of six museums in the United States with a collection of Anders Zorn’s work. Our collection includes his well-known etchings of American presidents Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Howard Taft, among a number of other figures.