The Western Norway Emigration Centre

The Western Norway Emigration Centre is located at Sletta in Radøy municipality. A small church and several houses have been transported from the USA and reassembled in a rural environment in Western Norway similar to that which many Norwegian emigrants to North America left behind. The Emigration Centre is the result of local volunteer work and collaborative efforts, and the center’s main field has been extended to cover both past and present migration and cultural encounters in a broader sense. The center also aims to reflect the fact that immigration to Norway has increased significantly in later years.

Explore the emigration history at Sletta through our buildings, exhibitions and cultural events on your next trip to Norway! The Western Norway Emigration Centre is a one-hour drive from Bergen.

We welcome groups and provide guided tours. Please contact us at for group reservations.

For general opening hours, please see our website for further information

Visiting address
Western Norway Emigration Centre
N- 5939 Sletta

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