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“A little jewel on the Ave”
Review of The Unity Museum

The Unity Museum
Ranked #133 of 461 things to do in Seattle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 2015 1st Runner UP on King5TV "Best of Western Washington" in the Museum category! Our "Unity Museum....A Baha'i Perspective on Peace" is the best kept little secret on the famous "AVE" right across from the University of Washington campus. Our exhibits are offering solutions and conversations for a more united community around us. We celebrate the strength of women becoming part of this change.Or tackle the topic of race suggestion that the earth is just one country and mankind its citizens. Science and Religion must agree. Welcome to our inviting Museum Lounge that is open to our community for free coffee/tea and WIFI and TV. We have regular musical concerts, speakers bureau, Youth Gatherings, Students Study lounge, light potluck dining, children's play room, library, craft room and all around a most friendly respite on The Ave.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I love tiny museums, and I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. It's very tidy and well-organized, with exhibits relevant to Seattle history, not just to Baha'is. They also have a library, wi-fi access, free coffee, and a large airy room with comfortable seating where you can rest and chat for a while with the museum volunteers. These folks have some amazing stories to tell! The museum is right on the Ave, but once you climb one flight of stairs you're a million miles from the hustle and bustle.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The Washington Baha'i History Museum is full of interesting artifacts (e.g., a piece of the Berlin Wall), and the folks who work there are fun to talk to. It's a welcoming place and is convenient for students at University of Washington or people visiting the University District in Seattle. It's an informal space which invites hanging out over tea or coffee. I liked the lounge area, which is a large, well-lit area with a large skylight. The lady who runs the museum is a bundle of energy and she has a ton of projects in the works to make the museum better. I expect it will be evolving quickly over the next few years. Check it out! :-)

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I was so delighted with the material and artful layout of this boutique museum, like none I've seen before. Our guide and curator, Zabine, is so knowledgeable and articulate about the history of Seattle, the Baha'i Faith, and the world. She wove a rich tapestry of past, present, and future on many levels. Exhibits change regularly, so there's always something new to see and learn.
There are activities for kids, teens, and adults, plus seating areas, and coffee and tea, to relax and chat. and all of this is by donation.
If that's hard to imagine, you should pay a visit, and experience it yourself.
I really enjoyed it, and I think you will too.

1  Thank joy g
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My 10 year old grandson, who lives in Seattle, was very impressed with the historical information he learned such as how our past is a part of the solution toward a future without war and where Washington State connections fit into the broader picture. Very impressed with the displays and the charming hospitality extended to us. Look forward to returning.

1  Thank Debi L
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This museum is all about World Unity. Honoring those who stood for peace and unity. We need more of this kind of museum.

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