New Burke construction site
Photo: Burke Museum

Washington's oldest museum is becoming Washington's newest museum


UW Campus, Seattle
See the New Burke come to life

What if you could see Washington’s newest museum come to life? You can with our time-lapse construction videos and live-streaming construction camera


Construction Updates

April 6, 2017 | Floors, walls and a shed-style roof.

February 9, 2017 | The steel structure is complete!

December 14, 2016 | Steel, sunshine and snow.

November 16, 2016 | Structure is going up! 

October 27, 2016 | Construction forges ahead despite rain.

September 26, 2016 | Lower level foundation is poured.

September 26, 2016 | Viewing platform is open.

August 3, 2016 | The tower crane is now installed.


New Burke Updates

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
About the Project

The Burke is engaged in a multi-year transformation project that will culminate in a new museum facility on the University of Washington campus.

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Common Questions

Why not just remodel? When will the current museum close? Check out the answer to these Common Questions and more about the New Burke project.

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