International Slavery Museum

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

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4499

International Slavery Museum

Guide Prices

Admission to the International Slavery Museum is free

About

The International Slavery Museum will be reopening on 19th August following the lockdown period. 

They have been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you'll notice a few changes around the museum.

There will be a lower capacity of visitors within the building, suggested one way routes with clear signage, enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitiser stations at key points, cafes and shops operating a contactless payment method and interactive touch points closed.

International Slavery Museum will remain free but you will have to book a ticket for a timed slot to visit. Vist the Liverpool Museums website for more information and to book tickets from 14th August. 

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.

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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

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    664
  • Very Good
    372
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    22

Recent Reviews:

  • ca19652016
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    URGENT - Please read the 'Terrible' reviews
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th September 2020
    This was the most disappointing and useless museum visit me and my party (three early 20 somethings and a 50 year old friend) have ever experienced. The issues with this museum have been... Read full review
  • Cathy W
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Must-visit museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    This museum should be an essential part of any visit to Liverpool, and indeed is worth planning a trip around. Really excellent exhibits, very thought-provoking. They do a great job of providing... Read full review
  • WymeswoldOFB
    Leicestershire, England
    Moving
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 3rd October 2020
    This has obviously been updated recently. The exhibits are stark and hard hitting. Well balanced and fair. Definitely worth a look. Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
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

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