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Visit us at the American Swedish Institute

A cultural center and museum in Minneapolis, ASI presents art and cultural exhibitions and offers innovative educational programming. It is home to the historic Turnblad Mansion, FIKA café and ASI’s Museum Store.

Questions about visiting? Click here to learn more.

Health & Safety at ASI

Visitor health and safety is our top priority. Please click below to be taken to our Health & Safety page for more information. 

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The ASI campus

Turnblad Mansion

Learn more about the historic Turnblad Mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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ASI’s award-winning café offers a seasonally-inspired menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine.

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Museum Store

Shop a curated selection of products reflecting modern Swedish and Scandinavian lifestyles and design.

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Family & Accessibility


Families Welcome

Families with visitors of all ages are welcome! Plan your visit and browse ASI’s fun and educational programs that explore craft, art and culture of Sweden and Scandinavia.

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The American Swedish Institute is committed to providing programs, services, resources and a facility that are accessible to all.

Accessibility at ASI

Questions about visiting

See ASI’s most current hours and learn about holiday closures on the hours & admissions page.

Free parking is available in ASI’s lot at 27th Street and Park Avenue. Accessible parking spaces are on the east side of the lot. Buses and large trailers are not permitted in the parking lot.

For more information, visit the Directions & Parking page.

Both walk-up and advanced tickets are available for admission to the museum and the Turnblad Mansion.  You do not need museum admission to shop in the Museum Store or eat at FIKA Café.

To reserve museum admission tickets, visit the tickets page or call us at 612-871-4907.

Food and beverages are not allowed in the Turnblad Mansion or exhibition galleries.

FIKA does not take reservations, but will accommodate walk-in diners. Visit the FIKA page for more information.

Restrooms are located on the 1st floor of the Nelson Cultural Center near FIKA Café, on the Lower Level of the Turnblad Mansion, and on the 2nd floor of the Nelson Cultural Center directly above FIKA Café.

Family/all-gender restrooms and changing stations are located at the Lower Level of the Turnblad Mansion and on the 1st floor of the Nelson Cultural Center near FIKA Café. All are welcome to use the restroom of their choice.

Coat racks and lockers are available free of charge on the 1st floor of the Nelson Cultural Center. Please stop at the Information Desk in the main lobby for a key to the lockers.

During busy times, ASI staff suggests leaving valuables out-of-sight in a vehicle. Lockers and hangers fill quickly.

Elevators in the Nelson Cultural Center and the Turnblad Mansion make our spaces wheelchair friendly. Transport wheelchairs are available for complimentary use on the ASI campus. Please ask for one at the Information Desk on arrival. We cannot reserve wheelchairs in advance at this time. Learn more about Accessibility at ASI.

You are welcome to nurse your child wherever you’re most comfortable. There is a Quiet Room on the lower level of the mansion for those looking for privacy or a comfortable place to rest.

Learn about all the ways families can enjoy ASI with these tips for families.

It depends! Guests are encouraged to snap photos/videos and tag us @amswedinstitute or #americanswedishinstitute. But, if you are taking photos for a special day with a professional photographer, please fill out a photography/videography inquiry form to book a private shoot.

If you are wanting to enter the mansion, admission is required. We ask that you please don’t interrupt the experience of others, be aware of not blocking pathways or viewing points, etc. We also ask that you bring a lapboard or clipboard and use only lead or colored pencils. Please keep from using the walls, pedestals, or floors as support for sketching.

The Holiday Exhibition typically opens around mid-November.

Learn more about our Julmarknad Holiday Market.