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
    647
  • Very Good
    361
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    21

Recent Reviews:

  • pam1948
    Southern Wales, United Kingdom
    Bit of a mixture
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th November 2019
    Most interesting museum if a little muddled and no real story to follow at the start. Interesting points re the slave trade and some really interesting points re black people in USA and how they... Read full review
  • Kaz F
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Amazing exhibition
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th November 2019
    We went last Sunday to the museum. Its very thoughtfully laid out. Lots of interesting facts about Liverpool and slavery. I was moved and challenged by everything I saw. One particular photo, was... Read full review
  • Kar0linaH
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Excellent, honest museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th December 2019
    Very interesting museum, informative and with a logical narrative spanning from life in West Africa to enslavement, life on plantations, abolition, and the impact of slavery today in terms of racism... 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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