The Emigrant Center’s permanent exhibition is called People on the Move and opened on 4 July 2000. The exhibition tells the main features of Norwegian and European emigrant history. The exhibition is subtitled in English. The Norwegian version is only available on the internet. The exhibition is open to the public during the center’s regular opening hours.

The exhibition was created with the support of Rogaland County Municipality, Stavanger Municipality and EssoMobil. The photos are provided by the Norwegian Folk Museum, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington, Dreyer Forlag and Jacob G. Johannessen.