The New Land – the dream of America


Welcome to The New Land, the new emigration history exhibition at The House of Emigrants.

The Swedish emigration to America is the largest population migration in Swedish history. Between the years 1830–1930, 1.3 million Swedes moved to America. Almost a fifth of the then Swedish population made the long and sometimes demanding journey across the Atlantic to create a better life in the new country.

Emigration is often reported in charts and tables, but behind these figures are living and vibrant human destinies. It was people of flesh and blood who chose to leave their homeland, their family and their relatives. In the exhibition, you meet emigrants from the break-up in Sweden, the journey to America and life in the new country. Mina Andersson, Peter Erlandsson, the Nilsson family, Vera Johnson and many more emigrants.



An audio guide in your pocket

With our audio guide app Kulturparken, you get a personal guide through the exhibition The New Land. The app is available to download for free for iPhone and Android.

How it works

  • Download the Kulturparken app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Open the app and start the guide you want to listen to. The guide is available in Swedish and English.
  • In the exhibition The New Land you will see symbols that show where each guide point begins. Click through the numbers in the audio guide app that correspond to the numbers in the exhibition.

For the best experience, we recommend that you use headphones.