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International Slavery Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A must see

An excellent museum. But be prepared to be saddened by the horrible things humans have done to... read more

Reviewed today
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Revealing facts

This is quite a moving exhibition showing how people were treated by European counties and sold for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter H
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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At International Slavery Museum you'll find out about the millions of people, both in the past and today, who have been taken into slavery, in particular those who were part of the transatlantic slave trade between about 1500 and 1865. Liverpool was...more
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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed today via mobile

An excellent museum. But be prepared to be saddened by the horrible things humans have done to other humans. It is presented well, is moving and informative. Quite a poignant time to visit and a reminder that we need to be more considerate.

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Reviewed yesterday

This is quite a moving exhibition showing how people were treated by European counties and sold for slaves in the Americas for greed

Thank Peter H
Reviewed yesterday

A must see if you visit Liverpool. Very interesting & an insight into historical & modern day slavery.

Thank Shazziebaby
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty of interesting exhibits and stories to tell. Is situated in same building as the Maritime museum. A little disappointing as needs to be more structured and focus on the Liverpool slavery story, but is an eye-opener. Museum is free.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An excellent museum but somewhat confusing layout.The museum highlights the brutality and horrors of the slave trade.It explains the particular part Liverpool played plus other UK ports including Bristol and many European countries.A fascinating and very educational but sobering visit

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall this museum has some excellent displays and does give an idea of the horrors of the slave trade and Liverpool's (and the UK's) role in it. However, the lay-out is confusing - with opposing arrows on the floor at one point - so it...More

Thank sigooch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Although only the surface is scratched it is still very informative and certainly educational for children.

Thank Sunshine46639
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a landmark addition to the myriad of cultural and historical centres in the city-it cannot tell the whole story, but its hub for raising awareness, insight and a broader perspective of Liverpool's history and its contribution and underpinning of the slave trade. There...More

Thank hindle2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative well worth going to see and will require more time than might think to go around as there is a lot to see.

Thank Dwain39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting. Thoughtful. Balanced. A must for everyone to be educated a little in an important part of history.

Thank Long W
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Charles G
10 September 2018|
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Response from Ygt123 | Reviewed this property |
It's free, But they do have a donations box if you wish to give .
28 February 2018|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
All the museums around Albert Dock are free to go in. The slavery museum is in the Maritime Museum along with Titanic and others
1 September 2015|
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Response from kerry e | Reviewed this property |
i would say if you look around the museum and read and listen to the recordings, about 3 hours there is a tea room on the top floor