Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursday: on the first Thursday of each month, admission is free and the Burke stays open until 8 pm.
Closed: The Burke is closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1), July 4th and Thanksgiving Day.
Early closing: The museum closes at 3 pm on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).
Weather closure: During inclement weather, call the museum at (206-543-7907) after 10 am to confirm we are open.
|Students (with ID)||$7.50|
|Youth (5 & up)||$7.50|
FREE to Burke members, children ages 4 and under, and UW staff/faculty/students with UW ID.
Free Admission on First Thursdays
*Group tours may not be scheduled on these days.
The Burke Museum is on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street.
Visit by car
Visit by bus
For information, call Metro Transit at 206-553-3000, or consult Metro Online's list of buses to the Burke Museum area, complete with timetables and route maps.
Visit by bike or on foot
The Burke Museum is located .5 miles north of the Burke-Gilman Trail. Bike racks are located in front of the Burke Museum and on the southwest corner of the building. Use the City of Seattle's Bicycling Guide Map to plan the safest route to the museum on your bike or on foot.
All facilities are accessible and wheelchairs are available. View the UW Access Guide for people with disabilities for more information. For other services, contact the University of Washington Disability Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (tty), 206-685-7264 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
24-hour (recorded) information: 206-543-5590
To speak to a receptionist, call 206-543-7907 between 8:30 am and 5 pm or email email@example.com.
|Monday - Friday, 6 am - 5 pm||$15 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 4 hours|
|Monday - Friday after 5 pm||$5 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 1 hour|
|Saturday before 12 pm||$5 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 1 hour|
|Saturday after 12 pm||Free|
Don't forget to get your prorated refund! As you exit campus, go back to the gatehouse and hand the attendant your parking pass if you're eligible for a refund. For details, visit the Gatehouse Fee Schedule.
On busy days, the nearby lot may be full. Click here for an interactive campus map to see other parking options.
*Please note, during large events on campus, a special events fee may be charged in some or all areas of campus.
To make your visit more pleasant, we have listed Burke Museum visitor policies for your convenience in advance of your visit.
The Burke Museum welcomes visitors to take photographs or digital images for personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise noted. Excessive flash, tripods, and monopods are not allowed.
Photography may be restricted within special exhibit galleries or other locations; these instances will be clearly marked with "No Photography" notices. Objects on loan to the museum may be subject to contractual restrictions that prohibit photography. The Burke Museum must honor the wishes of our lenders. Visitors will be asked to observe all restrictions.
Prior written permission from the Burke Museum is required for:
The Burke Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce images of objects in its collection. Note: This is not intended to be a complete list, but a highlight of key policies to assist in your planning.