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House of Emigrants (Svenska Emigrantinstitutet)

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Address: Museiparken, Vaxjo 352 34, Sweden
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+46 470 201 20

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Learned a lot

Interesting place. As a non-swede I learned a lot about Sweden. Want to know more about the why and how swedish people went to the US? This is the place to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Marnix B
Färna, Skinnskatteberg
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Färna, Skinnskatteberg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting place. As a non-swede I learned a lot about Sweden. Want to know more about the why and how swedish people went to the US? This is the place to visit.

Thank Marnix B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very thorough presentation of the wave of a million Swedes that left the country 1860-1930 in search of better lives in North America in the wake of over-population in Sweden at the time.

Thank ch6006hc
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Our home state, Minnesota, has one of the biggest Swedish-American communities in the USA. In fact, we have ancestors who emigrated. The displays, well described in English, explained why and how all these people came to America, and what they contributed when they arrived. We enjoyed reading about many familiar names from our part of the USA. We especially enjoyed... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Got a grandparent who's a Swedish immigrant? The compact displays here explain who emigrated, where they went and what they accomplished in their new homeland. A must!

Thank Ellen P
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nice museum with lots of information and displays. Worth a visit if you're interested in the mass emigration of Swedes to the USA.

Thank Impa88
Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I enjoyed this museum which is devoted to telling the stories of the people who left Sweden and emigrated (mostly) to North America. The exhibits are in both Swedish and English and are very well done. I would have perhaps liked to see a bit more about the why of their leaving. It has photos and stories about the main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Pretty cool and helps one understand the Swedish obsession with America and its lifestyle. Much like us Irish...they have a huge amount of Ex-Pats.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

The museum details the emigration of the Swedish people in the 1840s to early nineteen hundreds. Descriptions are also in English and audio stories are available at some of the exhibits. we were tracing ancestors in the region and the visit to the museum was helpful in understanding their lives at that time. There is a dedicated room honoring Vilhem... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

interesting place to visit and get educated on how Swedish emigrants lived and why they left Sweden. We spent about 3 hours and we enjoyed it a lot.

Thank Maths A
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

A truly fascinating experience. Although it is in need of some talc, the exhibits give a wonderful insight into the Swedes who left for America after the potato famines. Ironic to think that Sweden was to become so wealthy shortly after they left!

Thank simon J

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