the Life
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We're the same museum you know and love, with updates that put your health and safety first.

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burke exterior with the two BURKE signs visible and the green native plant landscape of the burke yard visible in the foreground and on the left


Tuesday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Last admission at 4:30 PM

First Thursday of each month: 10 AM – 8 PM

Monday: CLOSED


4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Pre-purchased, online tickets are encouraged. Book your ticket in advance to visit at your ideal time and skip the line on busy days like weekends and Free First Thursdays! 

You may arrive at any time during the hour of your reserved time slot.

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a woman and man point out details in a cloth in the collection

Our Work

At the Burke, we bring together people, objects and the stories that make them meaningful.

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington