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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
Today
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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Learn about a darker side to success

The museum is on the third floor of the Maritime Museum, so it's a nice way to visit 2 in one go. The museum does a great of explaining the role played by the British Empire and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As with the Maritime museum, we were a little disappointed at the lack of exhibits, it was more about writing on boards. I understand that people are telling a story of a time that was terrible but we would like to look at exhibits and read about them other than just read boards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is on the third floor of the Maritime Museum, so it's a nice way to visit 2 in one go. The museum does a great of explaining the role played by the British Empire and Liverpool in the Atlantic slave trade and gives us plenty of harrowing tales and consequences of the trade. There are videos of slavery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an emotional journey to a difficult time in history. Museum has a variety of exhibits, films and recorded interviews, past and present. Well displayed with more than adequate seating areas for those who may need to sit and absorb the information. Tribute is given to many who have endured and fought this shameful period in history. Helps us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

have been several times with my granddaughter very interesting and humble experience everyone very friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake of visiting this place as part of a visit to the Maritime Museum as a whole. As we had already looked at rather a lot of other stuff we were, in truth, jaded by the time we came to tthe slavery section. We saw enough however to realise that it is a thought provoking and well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this museum is not one of the top tourist attractions of Liverpool, it should be. It is an excellent, free museum, and being part of a small group, we had booked a (free) guided tour. Our guide was so passionate about his subject area- he knew more than most academic experts do about the legacy of slavery in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very moving place but essential for us all to remember the dreadful conditions folk lived through.... some live this way even to this day. Great staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry within the Maritime Museum, and very eye-opening, definitely worth a visit, not too large so can be done in an hour or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if there is only one place that you have time to visit then visit this museum. fantastic insight to the history of Liverpool

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top floor of the maritime museum explains something about African culture and then life as a slave. I enjoyed it but expected more really. However the second floor big boats exhibition is also very interesting especially the video footage of the Titanic. There are some great paintings and models. And it's free to boot.

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