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

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

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    617
  • Very Good
    347
  • Average
    116
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    20

Recent Reviews:

  • 950Julie16
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Trip type:
    Couples
    2nd museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 1st June 2019
    This museum is situated within the Maritime museum, very interesting to see how the African slaves were sent to Liverpool, and to America too, and how they integrated. Read full review
  • Clachangirl
    Skipton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Very moving
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 5th June 2019
    Came here with a friend as wanted to understand how Liverpool profited from slavery in the 1700s. There is so much here on the top floor of this block of museums housed in a former mill at the... Read full review
  • Jimbobka
    Lilburn, Georgia, USA
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Very Informing
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th June 2019
    I liked this museum for the information. Learned a lot. I rated it 4-star due to the confusing layout. The arrows were not clear, so it was hard to see an order to it. The stories are important, but... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
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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