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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Slightly chaotic

I've been to a few exhibits on the subject of slavery in other countries, and was fascinated to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barrera
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Dublin, Ireland
thought provoking

more about modern slavery than liverpools involvement in the slave trade maybe we were in the wrong... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
colaradopam
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Chepstow, 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

I've been to a few exhibits on the subject of slavery in other countries, and was fascinated to learn of Liverpool's role in it. Oddly then, despite the promise, this really didn't dwell on that point at all. What is displayed, about the trade routes,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

more about modern slavery than liverpools involvement in the slave trade maybe we were in the wrong bit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

To those who, like us, do not know Liverpool this museum is actually well worth the hunting and is to be found within the depths of the Maritime Museum which is also great. I am not going to spoil the experience so go see it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was our 3rd of the day. It's inside the maritime museum.so easy access with lifts and stairs. The history is an eye opener grim in parts but also compelling and enlightening.A must visit museum for anyone into social history.we found it to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

showed me a lot of what i didnt know. i found it very interesting indeed. as my wife is of west indian desent she found it perticually interesting

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this would be a museum covering the slave trade from centuries ago to modern day. It really only seems to cover the European and American in volvement in the slave trade. Having said that it is very informative and well worth a visit....More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The slavery museum in Liverpool is a fantastic place. Its very informative and free entry which is great. Me and my partner visited this museum during our stay in Liverpool and were very surprised at how brilliant it is. We would definitely recommend this museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and cultural experience. Would recommend to all ages above 10yrs onwards in order to allow younger people an education

Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is set in the Albert Dock where you could easily spend days as there is much to do. This venue is in a 4 floor building incorporating the Maritime Museum and Border control exhibition. The ISM does an admirable job of providing the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition is excellent and should definitely be visited. The exhibition doesn’t shy away from the reality of slavery and the impact it continues to have. The stories and exhibits on show are very powerful and harrowing. Much of it is suitable for children as...More

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Gudey98
1 March 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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