American Swedish Institute2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
American Swedish Institute has a free, adjacent parking lot for its patrons. Please enter the Nelson Cultural Center (which adjoins with the Turnblad Mansion) building from the lot, using the door that faces south.Get Directions
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 ASI Museum Store offers an array of curated Nordic and Nordic-inspired items and FIKA, ASI's award-winning café, focuses on New Nordic cuisine.
Hours & Dates
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
FIKA open 8:30am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays, 11am-5pm Sundays. Full service menu from 11am-3pm (11-8 Wednesdays).
- Senior (62+) Museum Admission: $8.00
- Student (age 6-18) Museum Admission: $6.00
- Adult Museum Admission: $12.00
Museum admission: $12 adults; $8 ages 62+; $6 ages 6-18 and students with ID; FREE for ASI members and children ages 5 and under.
Minnesota's first LEED Gold Certified Museum! Features include 2 green roofs, 2 bee hives and 96 geothermal wells.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Scandinavian heritage
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Exhibit space (sq ft): 35000
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 1000
- Number of meeting rooms: 11
- On-site catering required
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 494 reviews
Interesting, beautiful and well organized, it is a not to be missed attraction in MN, even in the winter.
— 95448, March 1, 2020
So tranquil and Exciting
Staff is very friendly and helpful. Relaxing atmosphere. Parts are closed for renovations. But that's cool.
— vamperobo, February 18, 2020
We have visited this museum several times and with the changing displays is always interesting! The building is breathtaking! It is on my agenda when I visit again.
— JudyA583, February 12, 2020
The American Swedish Institute includes the historic Turnblad mansion. Completed in 1908, it is one of very few mansions remaining along Park Avenue. It is a spectacular place to visit. The...
— Droplet1927, February 12, 2020
Exhibits were in changeover mode when we visited. But it allowed us to view the mansion in its natural state. The craftsmanship and detail are extraordinary and provide a glimpse into the lives of...
— designguy49, February 8, 2020