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A must for those of Swedish heritage!

One of the coolest things about this small museum is that it is located in what was the Customs... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Great to learn about the history of our own emigrants!

Great that they show the similarities between our emigrants and the immigrants coming here today... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 Packhusplatsen, Gothenburg 411 13, Sweden
+46 31 13 00 51
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

It's a small museum and is certainly of interest for people of Swedish ancestry or with a general interest in history. It could be vastly improved by expanding on the Swedes emigrating, and also by more stories of their fate once they arrived in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissLola
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I first visited in 2016 on my first trip to Sweden. Then in 2018, it was a stop during my SaxenTours Swedish Genealogy and Culture Tour. It is located in the same building as the Casino Cosmopol, look for the door in about the middle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 22 August 2018

My step-mom and I decided to go to the Emigrant Museum and it was okay. We turned up and clearly a group of Americans had booked some sort of tour so we were told to sit and wait despite not really wanting a tour. But...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wherelolawent
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emily T
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Caroline S
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank F4040SKsarahp
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Maggi C
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mfred57
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank AnnaWallman
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Maggi C
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Thank you, Anna. I booked it there - appreciate your assistance.