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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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A must visit for all Americans

Liverpool was the largest slave port in the world. To see documentation and map of the tiny port... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cbellet
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San Francisco, CA
Attempts to give voice to the voiceless

This is not an easy museum but it does attempt to give a voice to forgotten and margalised. It does... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
COntentedtravel1234
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Haydon Bridge, 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 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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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Liverpool was the largest slave port in the world. To see documentation and map of the tiny port of Liverpool and the detailed lines to ports all over North and South America is staggering. Very well detailed and documented. This is my fourth visit and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not an easy museum but it does attempt to give a voice to forgotten and margalised. It does not shy away from the seedier aspects of the triangular trade and how Liverpool became wealthy. It is a museum which makes you think.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting and at times moving museum. We could not stay too long as it was too hot in the museum which made it far too uncomfortable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum on the waterfrobt docks and free of charge. Its displays are extensive, and thought provoking. Though I had not intended to do it over two days I found the contents so powerful that after 1.5 hours I had to leave...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting and moving exhibits here. I came towards the end of a day and probably spent an hour, but you could easily spend 2-2.5 hours reading everything. Glad how times have changed things, but there is still too much of this going on in other...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum was top on my list of things to do in Liverpool. Overall it was excellent and very informative. The content on display was fascinating with some of it so awful, I had goosebumps. There were some very powerful items that really got across...More

Thank Louise F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very moving and evocative exhibition. However, having read widely on the slave trade there wasn't anything particularly new I learned. But for someone new to the subject it is very informative and there is lots to learn. I do feel however that...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a sad experience visiting here .The history of slavery is shown in film and pictures .Horrific how they were treated and people should be more educated to what happened .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was rudely awakened to my complicity in this inhumane treatment of fellow men and women. It has opened my eyes and caused me to think about my values.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this was really moving, how they could treat humans like they did back then was unbelievable. I'm glad its changed today. but other countries still treat people badly.

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Gudey98
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
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ToonAngel
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
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