International Slavery Museum

3rd Floor
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4499

International Slavery Museum

Guide Prices

Admission to the International Slavery Museum is free

About

In line with government recommendations, all National Museums Liverpool venues are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website. 

The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building.

The Museum is the only one of it's kind and looks at the aspects of historical and contemporary slavery. Expect to be taken on a thought-provoking and moving explorative journey beginning at life before slavery. It looks at the people of West Africa and their rich and varied history anbd culture developed, long before European slaves.

At the beginning of the museum, youngsters can explore the Igbo family replica and learn about traditional African Culture.

The story continues to enslavement, of which features a walk-in audio visual display which capturing the horrors and conditions that were endured by slaves on slave ships across the Atlantic. This chapter of the museum is narrated by people that were stripped of their identities and treated as animals by crews.

The final section of the museum looks collects reminders of the racism and discrimination faced by the Black population even after the abolition of the slave trade. However, this is not the end of the exhibition, the museum delves into the spirit shown by people of African descent and how this influenced the societies of culture of America and Europe today.

Visitors are encouraged to to visit the Black Achievers Wall, the Freedom Wall and to visit the Campaign Zone which regularly displays exhibitions on how millions all over the world are still being sold as objects and forced to work for little or no pay.

Check the International Slavery Museum's website for details on What'son.

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Gift Shop
  • Schools Accepted

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    659
  • Very Good
    369
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    55
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Recent Reviews:

  • pfeirown
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Slavery museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st March 2020
    Part of National Museums Liverpool (NML) the International Slavery Museum is free with donations, of course, accepted. It is on the third level of the Merseyside Maritime Museum which is located in... Read full review
  • Dch400
    Great Barr, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Slavery Museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
    Fair play to the city Liverpool for showing their recognition of how they contributed too and from the Atlantic slave trade. It isn’t fun and it’s not supposed to be but it is informative and... Read full review
  • haushala
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Important for people working in textile industry to understand the history of cotton
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th March 2020
    Democracy means bringing justice and bringing out stories of what built a nation. This museum gives you the depth reality of how nations benefited from slavery. I would suggest everyone to go here... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

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