Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds

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The Edmonds Historical Museum is a free museum in Edmonds, Washington, which tells the story of Edmonds' history through various temporary and permanent exhibits and a small collection of artifacts. It was established in 1973 by the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society. It is located in downtown Edmonds at 118 5th Ave. North.
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  • We loved learning about the history! The director came out and gave us some very interesting facts to add to our learning! Very friendly place! 
    We loved learning about the history! The director came out and gave us some very interesting facts to add to our learning! Very friendly place!  more »
  • Even if you're from the area, you ought to go to the museum. The top floor currently is presenting a music theme: records, artists, equipment. All very interesting. I was told that the exhibit... 
    Even if you're from the area, you ought to go to the museum. The top floor currently is presenting a music theme: records, artists, equipment. All very interesting. I was told that the exhibit...  more »
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  • The good and the bad: I stopped by a month ago on a day the museum was supposed to be open (I did return later and have a further experience to share). So I popped my head into the log cabin visitor center, holding my 2 year old. I was 'greeted' by a woman behind a desk who acted annoyed at my presence. When I asked when the museum would be open she had no answer. There were 3 other more helpful people sitting in chairs who asked the woman if she was volunteering later that week - she begrudgingly admitted she was. All in all I felt the visitor center does not want visitors. When I returned to the museum on a day they were open I brought my 2 year old. The women upstairs were much nicer and welcoming. Their gift shop has cute things - however the museum aspect upstairs was a bit disappointing, basically all chairs. Yes you read that right...chairs. I was sad thinking the downstairs would be the same - but the downstairs BLEW MY MIND. It has a jail cell, several city dioramas, victorian parlor, doll house, switch boards...it was seriously cool - even my 2 year old found it entertaining, especially the jail cell! There is an elevator in the museum for a stroller as well... There was a man downstairs that eyeballed us, but didn't acknowledge us and spent almost our entire visit on his phone which was a bit weird. All in all the basement of the museum is awesome - but I think some of their volunteers need some customer service classes.
  • Has history of Edmonds area with maps and room settings. Has a old jail cell that you can walk into. And small working train on a map.

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