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International Slavery Museum

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Address: International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
Phone Number: +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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Free entry , you can buy a guide for £1.50 which we did, worth it because it walks through the exhibits with you so you dont double back or miss something. Start on the third... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a remarkable museum. So very informative, but truly harrowing at times. A absolute must see if in Liverpool.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's quite bold to build a museum that tackles the subject of slavery and I had high expectations of this Museum - but I was sadly disappointed. It’s one of the worst museums I’ve been to – and I’ve been to a lot! It started off OK with a recreation of a house in an African village. That looked interesting... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry , you can buy a guide for £1.50 which we did, worth it because it walks through the exhibits with you so you dont double back or miss something. Start on the third floor and work your way down.

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Thank Roschard
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum experience is both captivating and educational. It doesn't hold back in telling slavery exactly as it happened and exactly how Western Europe benefited greatly from this hideous time period.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-go museum. The museum covers one level of the Martime, showing artefacts from Africa, quotes relating to history, documentaries spread throughout the exhibit and of course information and artifacts following slavery. Standing face to face with the shackles and the tools used to punish our ancestors was extremely overwhelming, however the museum beautifully showed the strength and spirit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in the upper storey of the same building as the maritime Museum so you can cross two things off the bucket list :) The Museum really gives you something to think about....

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent weekend stay in Liverpool we decided to visit the museums on Albert Dock. The International slavery Museum was very interesting. It was very informative and quite emotional. Everything was presented really well and there was a lot to be learned about the history of slavery . Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An intense place. Very emotional and informative, at the same time. The guide was passionate and helpful. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This informative, challenging and reflective museum is a must do for all ages. It deals with Liverpool's dark history with the slave trade in all its dreadfulness and also confronts modern racism. It invites the viewer to challenge any prejudices and to celebrate in all the positive achievements that have come from such a dark part of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we planned a trip to Liverpool I saw the information on this museum, Tucked upstairs in another museum on the warf, it is well worth the trip. Starting with videos of African Americans from many generations and their experiences the darkened hallway - yjrtr also are uplifting as well as memorable quotes on the walls. The history of slavery... More 

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