International Slavery Museum

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

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4499

The exterior of the warehouse building that the Slavery Museum is located inside.

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's on.

Book Tickets

Video

  • International Slavery Museum

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

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TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      668
    • Very Good
      373
    • Average
      125
    • Poor
      55
    • Terrible
      22

    Recent Reviews:

    • carolesY7375VP
      Well worth a trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 16th June 2021
      This museum is well worth a visit. I think it offers a well balanced view of history irrespective of some of the points raised in the "terrible" section of the reviews. The exhibits are a grim... Read full review
    • abigaill941
      Trip type:
      Family
      A day trip to Liverpool
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
      It was a great trip out and managed to learn many interesting things. I highly recommend to anybody. Read full review
    • Lesley M
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Worth a return trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th July 2021
      This is the second time we have visited and it won’t be the last. Full of facts and figures not always easy to digest but I think worthwhile. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    TuesdayClosed*
    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
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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