M/S Wilhelm Gustloff, the greatest maritime disaster in the world. June 11, 2016 - January 29, 2017
The Dream of America


On display at The House of Emigrants:

M/S Wilhelm Gustloff - The greatest maritime disaster in the world
June 11, 2016 - January 29, 2017
The exhibition takes as its starting point the ship; the Wilhelm Gustloff, which was sunk on 30 January 1945 by a Soviet submarine. 9,000 people lost their lives. Wilhelm Gustloff is the largest known shipping disaster in the world. Artists from Sweden, Germany, Russia and Poland have been working on issues concerning the ship's place in history. 
Artists: Hubert Czerepok, Jonas Dahm, Günter Grass, Jörg Herold, Magnus Petersson,  Anna Steller, Evgeny Umansky & Olo Walicki
Curators for the exhibition are Iwona Bigos and Martin Schibli, artistic director at Växjö art gallery. In cooperation with the Polish Institute

Don’t miss our permanent exhibitons:
The Dream of America:

The Dream of America shows emigration to America from 1840 to 1930. Besides photos, illustrations and descriptive texts, visitors can also take a stroll on Snus Street and experience life in Swedish America.
The Moberg Room:
The Vilhelm Moberg Room is a reconstruction of the author’s study. He wrote, among other books, The Emigrants series of four novels.


The House of Emigrants

The House of Emigrants (built in 1968) includes an archive, library, museum, and research center on the Emigration period as well as the Immigration in nowadays Sweden.
It also holds conferences and seminars, as well as celebrations, festivals, and temporary exhibitions. 

The House of Emigrants is located in the centre
of Växjö in Småland.

Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4
35234 Växjö


Opening hours:


10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
11.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m

Open daily: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m

The museum is closed on the 
following days during the year:
Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day,
Christmas Eve , Christmas day, 
New Year´s eve and New Year’s Day.


Adults 80 SEK
Students 40 SEK
Group (10 Persons) 40 SEK

Children up to 19 years free entrance

E-Mail: info(@)kulturparkensmaland.se
Telephone: +46-470-70-42-00



Restaurant at the House of Emigrants: Mammornas café

At Mammornas café in the House of Emigrants Hala serves homemade Lebanese food. Try the Oriental plate with various goodies, or the mixed vegetarian dish. If you're not in the mood for Lebanese cuisine they serve breakfast and coffee, lovely fresh juices and tasty treats. 

Mammornas café is open during museum opening hours.
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