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International Slavery Museum

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Address: International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
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+44 151 478 4499
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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At International Slavery Museum you'll find out about the millions of...

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 a major slaving port so it is fitting that the museum is in Liverpool. The museum is on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum building. Entry is free.

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Interesting.

So much information, you need hours to read it all, but also quite traumatic at times, hearing the stories.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son is currently watching Roots on TV so we went to the museum to explore a bit of the context and history. It's difficult to take in some of what happened and was allowed to happen and to what extent the history of so many people, countries and reputations rests on the suffering of so many people. Interesting too... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently I visited the international slavery museum in Liverpool with Kirkham Grammar School. Me and my classmates had a great day out and enjoyed a very educational trip. Before this trip I had a little knowledge about slavery; however after this visit I felt I had an actual understanding of it. I also knew about how important Liverpool was to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much information, you need hours to read it all, but also quite traumatic at times, hearing the stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so moving and definitely a must if visiting Liverpool. I wish I could of spent more time in here as they're was so much to absorb and read. It's definitely a good place to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have never been here before so decided to have a look in. The museum is free to enter. There are lots of exhibits regarding Slavery in general and its links to Liverpool. The whole museum is quite moving and really gives you an insight to what went on. There is a video to watch but I couldn’t watch it... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit, of crucial importance for everyone's knowledge base, but the way in which this museum is constructed and laid out is quite something else. It allows for everything from quick consumption of bite sized history nuggets - if thats all you have time or space for, but importantly allows and facilitates a quite, thoughtful contemplation of the sheer,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was so much to see here. Everything that was displayed or shown on screens had some much detail. Showing the history of slavery, the conditions for slaves and what they went through, especially struck a nerve with my 10 year old son. This was a real eye opener for the both of us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is on the third floor of the Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock, in central Liverpool. It's nicely laid out with some interesting artifacts. It includes a section on the history and culture of some of the African countries affected by slavery. It's nice to see it portayed as a successful, flourishing and well-ordered continent that was fully-functioning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Housed in the Albert Dock this areas oozes with history not all of it pleasant. I had to be dragged out of the museum. So much information contained in a relatively small museum. I had not idea Liverpool paid such a huge part in the whole slave trade. At times I was in tears walking round the exhibits. In addition... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic night out. Beautiful building and staff would def recommend. We had 2 course Carvery good value for money.

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