Visit the Frye

Seattle's Only Free Art Museum

The Frye brings together art and new ideas within a stunning Olson Sundberg Kundig-designed building in historic First Hill. Expect a full and diverse viewing experience, from experimental collection presentations to artist interventions, fresh takes on complex issues, and temporary exhibitions by local and global artists.

Admission is always free!

North facing exterior of the Frye Art Museum building, featuring a Boren Banner by artist Russna Kaur


704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

Map detail showing Frye Art Museum location




Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm

Holiday Hours

The Frye closes at 3 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The Frye and MariPili at Café Frieda are closed on Juneteenth, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

On days the museum closes at 3 pm, the café will close at 2 pm.


Phone: 206 622 9250

The Frye Art Museum is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in order to strengthen our organization and our community. The Frye provides a variety of services for visitors stopping by the museum or participating in in-person or virtual programs to make the most of your experience. Read more about accessibility accommodations at the museum.


Enjoy delicious, Galician-inspired lunch options, in addition to espresso, wine, and beer at MariPili at Café Frieda, a collaboration between the Frye Art Museum and Seattle's renowned MariPili Tapas Bar.

Hours: Wed–Sun, 11am–4 pm. On days with special museum hours, MariPili at Café Frieda will typically close one hour prior to the museum.

Learn more and view the menu.



Find Frye exhibition and collection materials, plus a curated collection of one-of-a-kind objects and innovative items from Pacific Northwest designers and artists. All proceeds support the Museum.

Hours: Same as the Museum, Wed–Sun, 11am–4 pm.

Learn more or shop online.

By Public Transit

Public Bus
Routes 3 and 4: James St and 8th Ave
Route 60: 9th Ave and Columbia St
Route 12: Madison St and 9th Ave
View the King County Trip Planner

The First Hill Streetcar runs approximately every 10–15 minutes. The nearest stop is Broadway & Marion. View the First Hill Streetcar schedule

Link Lightrail
Pioneer Square Link Station: 3rd Ave & James St.
Please note, this station is approximately a 1/2 mile walk from the museum at a steep incline
View the Sound Transit Trip Planner

By Car

From Southbound I-5
Take the James St exit 165A
Merge onto 6th Ave
Left on Cherry Ave
Left onto Terry Ave

From Northbound I-5
Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/Madison St
Keep right, follow signs for James St
Continue straight onto 7th Ave
Right on James St
Left on Terry Ave


Paid public street parking is available along Terry Ave, 9th Ave, Columbia St, Marion St, and Cherry St. There are several paid parking lots nearby the museum including the First Hill Medical Pavilion at 1124 Columbia St and Swedish Hospital Marion & Minor Garage. Other paid parking lots are available throughout First Hill.


There are two bike racks available near the museum. They are located on the corner of Terry Ave and Cherry St, and on Columbia St in front of the Memory Hub. Please note, these bike racks are not museum property; use of the racks is at the user's sole risk.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the museum! Admission to the Frye is always free. 

  • Bags smaller than 11" x 15" x 6” are permitted in the galleries. All larger items, including backpacks and umbrellas, are prohibited in the galleries. A limited number of self-check lockers are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please leave all large bags at home.
  • We offer 45-minute free guided tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1 pm, meeting in the Rotunda. Visiting with a group of 6 or more? Reserve a group visit.  
  • Handheld, still photography is allowed in most areas of the museum for personal, non-commercial use. However, certain temporary exhibitions may prohibit photography or video.
  • In order to protect artworks, food and drinks are not allowed in the museum galleries.
  • Service animals are the only animals allowed in the Museum. 

Have additional questions? Check out these frequently asked questions before visiting.


Traffic disruption alert: Due to ongoing neighborhood construction projects, the blocks surrounding the museum including Terry Ave, Cherry and Columbia Streets, may undergo periodic traffic disruptions or closures; street parking may be impacted during these windows. Unless otherwise noted, pedestrian access to the museum will not be disrupted.