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Emigration

Emigrants in Liverpool

Between 1830 and 1930 about forty million people left Europe in search of a new and better life.

About nine million of them sailed from Liverpool, mainly travelling to North America, Australia and New Zealand - the 'New World'.

Test your skills at emigrating by advising John Higham on key decisions about emigrating with his family in 1858.

You can find out more about what it was like to emigrate in our emigration gallery at our Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Picture gallery

The emigration story in pictures.