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Hours of Operation

Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store Hours

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • The store stays open until 6 p.m. on Fridays
    • Both the Museum and the Museum Store are open until 5 p.m. Dec. 26 – Dec. 30
  • Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Museum is closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Nov. 24 – Dec. 23

Museum & Museum Store
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Late Night Andersonville – Museum Store Only
Friday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, open until 10 p.m.

Julmarknad Hours – Museum, Store and Children’s Museum
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration
Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Dec. 26 – Dec. 30

Museum & Museum Store
Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan. 2 – Jan. 7, 2018

Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regular Museum and Store hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.


Getting Here

The Museum is located in Andersonville, a traditionally Swedish area of Chicago’s north side. The entire community welcomes Swedish Americans and celebrates the Swedish holidays. Merchants and residents turn out for the very traditional Midsummer, Lucia and Christmas celebrations. Tourists visit the area continually to sample Swedish food, buy gifts, and visit the Museum.

Public Transportation: Clark Street CTA bus No. 22 and Foster Avenue bus No. 92 stop within 150 feet of the Museum Center. The CTA Red Line EL train stops at Berwyn. The nearest Divvy bike station is three blocks south of the Museum at Winnemac and Clark. Click here for more information about Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing system.

Parking: The Museum has limited complimentary off-street parking in our lot a half block from the Museum at the corner of Ashland and Foster. Street parking is also available on Clark Street using City Pay Boxes at $2.00/hour and free parking can often be found on neighboring streets, including Foster and Ashland. Note that parking is free on Sundays in Andersonville.

Accommodation: To find accommodation nearby you can visit HotelsCombined 


Groups and Tours

Group rates are available for 10 or more paying guests. Reservation is required at least 24 hours in advance. If you would like to arrange a tour for your group, please contact us by filling out the form below or call 773.728.8111

We offer docent-led group tours of The Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago exhibit. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 people for a docent-led tour. Guided tours must be pre-scheduled to ensure the availability of a docent to guide your group.

Please note that Free Days (the second Tuesday of every month) can be very busy. If you plan on visiting with a group of 10 or more, it is highly recommended that you contact us so that we can accommodate you for a guided or self-guided tour.

Museum visitors may explore the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration as well as the Swedish American Museum, so long as the Children’s Museum is open to the public. Please note that at times programs may be held in the first-floor gallery that limit access to our temporary exhibit. Please call ahead of your visit to confirm that the gallery will be open to the public at the time of your visit.

School tours can be scheduled with the education manager for Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Please click here to register your field trip or contact the Children’s Museum at 773.728.8111 ext. 26. 

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