International Slavery Museum

3rd Floor
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Royal 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

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    676
  • Very Good
    374
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    57
  • Terrible
    23

Recent Reviews:

  • LondonSouthLondon
    South Wales, United Kingdom
    Definitely worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th November 2021
    Really well presented and interactive and some displays are quite moving, good to see an acknowledgement of how so much pf the UK development was funded. Read full review
  • Kroy_13
    Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Electronic Media Failure
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd November 2021
    Maintain the interactive electronic devices with hand sets or buttons daily so they work. Only the map device worked on either side of the wall map. Once I had pressed the button red arrows slowly... Read full review
  • BecharaYen
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Must-visit museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd December 2021
    One of the highlights of my visit to Liverpool. Great exhibits, frank descriptions, very powerful. Highly recommended Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
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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