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Emigranternas Hus

7 Packhusplatsen, Gothenburg 411 13, Sweden
+46 31 13 00 51
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Of Interest to Those with Swedish Heritage

As my Swedish ancestors probably began their journey to America in Gothenburg, I found this museum... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Emily T
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Chicago, Illinois
Understanding historical migration and genealogy!

The museum is in the old customs house, which is now a casino. The museum, on the second and third... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Caroline S
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Palo Alto, California
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“customs” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Packhusplatsen, Gothenburg 411 13, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

As my Swedish ancestors probably began their journey to America in Gothenburg, I found this museum fascinating, but I'm not sure what interest it would hold for others without such a connection. However, it's a small, inexpensive museum, so a visit won't take up too...More

Thank Emily T
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The museum is in the old customs house, which is now a casino. The museum, on the second and third floors, does a nice job in highlighting the immigration to America in the late 1800s/early 1900s. There is a small dress-up area for kids and...More

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is a somewhat small museum located in the second and third floor of a building by the harbor. There were photos depicting life in Sweden around the time many Swedes decided to leave for America, also photos and commentary on life in America then...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Had many Family members emigrate to North America from here. The building in which this venue is located was at one time the Customs House that all immigrants passed through prior to boarding the ship that brought them to North America. It was extremely emotional...More

Thank Maggi C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

One of the coolest things about this small museum is that it is located in what was the Customs House (it's now a casino) through which just about every Swedish emigrant passed between 1850 and 1930, including my grandparents and great-grandparents. I enjoyed the second...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great that they show the similarities between our emigrants and the immigrants coming here today. Also a Titanic exhibition.

Thank AnnaWallman
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My great great grandparents immigrated to the US and it was nice to see their journey on the Swedish side. The museum is located upstairs from the casino and pretty easy to find. It's very small (2 levels- life in Sweden before they emigrated and...More

Thank erinlizhart
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Located in the same building as the Casino Cosmopol, look for the door in about the middle of the building. Just one block from the Old City Hall. This is the building that millions of Swedes who left from Goteborg had to go through in...More

Thank Ronald D
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

It is small and not the easiest place to access. It's on the second floor of the building. There is an elevator. The main exhibits are in two large rooms on two stories. The handouts, given to us in English, were very good, especially one...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Its got a bit of an anti racist message as it compares and contrasts the experience of Swedish (and other european)emigrants to the usa 1850-1930ish with more recent influx into Europe from middle east and Africa. Mainly photographs and a few objects.

Thank kuepper
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Maggi C
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Thank you, Anna. I booked it there - appreciate your assistance.
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