Departures: 400 Years of Emigration from Britain – Partner Stories

Departures: 400 Years of Emigration from Britain – Partner Stories is a national series to accompany the Migration Museum’s Departures exhibition and podcast series.

British emigration is one of the largest mass movements of people in modern history – and emigration stories resonate across the UK. We’ve partnered with museums and galleries across the country to highlight some of the emigration stories in their collections, through captions, displays and a series of blog posts. 

You can explore these Partner Stories by visiting our partner museums and scanning the QR codes displayed on captions next to the relevant displays in their galleries and exhibitions, and/or by reading the partner blog posts, which we’ll be publishing on our blog and sharing on social media over the coming weeks.

You can find more information on our partners and and links to all published posts and displays in the series to date below:

Partner blog posts and displays

The Box, Plymouth

Blog post: Mayflower 400 – Passengers, People and Perceptions
Display: In The Box’s Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy exhibition
Find out more about The Box

National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool
Blog post: Emigration from Liverpool to Canada: The Street family story
Display: On the second floor of the Maritime Museum outside The Archives Centre
Find out more about National Museums Liverpool

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Blog post: From Redruth to Real del Monte: The Unexpected Legacies of Cornish Emigration to Mexico
Display: Coming soon
Find out more about Royal Cornwall Museum

Our Departures exhibition and podcast
Find out more about and visit our Departures exhibition
Find out more about and listen to our Departures podcast

Departures exhibition and Departures: Partner Stories series are supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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