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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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Located on the 3rd floor of the Maritime Museum in the Albert docks, the exhibitions and information tells the story of slavery down through the ages even right up to slavery in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no idea this museum existed but was so glad a local brought me here. As an American interested in the subject I thought I had a thorough knowledge of the logistics of slavery from Africa to the US. Wrong. Loved not only the overall story of Liverpool's role but the individual stories and artifacts were truly astounding. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is located on the third floor of the Maritime Museum. Completely free, it's a wonderful learning experience for everyone, definitely a must see for those interested in the impact of transatlantic slavery. A lot of images and stories are very shocking, but need to be told. Lots of little exhibits from the very root of slavery to slavery... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has a lot of potential but it was different then I'd expected it to be. Some things seem to be all over the place, and it seems to me that the only thing different parts of the exposition have in common is slavery, but not necessarily UK/slave trade related. There's a part about primitive African culture which left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the 3rd floor of the Maritime Museum in the Albert docks, the exhibitions and information tells the story of slavery down through the ages even right up to slavery in parts of the modern world. Plenty of interactive guides and short films are available with the floor divided up into 3 main areas namely;-"Enslavement and the middle passage",... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and thought provoking museum and a fantastic workshop for the girls. Lovely staff and helpful too. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went into this museum, we are immediately chocked by the reality of the slavery. It's sad to see how humans can treat other humans. By the way, this place is very interactive and interesting and you have to go there if you visit Liverpool ! It's also well localized, in the center of the Albert Docks and just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely enjoyed visiting this museum. I discovered a lot about the history of Liverpool and the slavery it-self. The museum is modern and offers a nice interactive exhibition with interviews, short films, audios.. You absolutely could visit it with children!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a great place to be visited, the history of slavery is perfectly told there. Furthermore, we can see so there the history of the Titanic and of other one made historical. They find that a stride there of emotions which bring us back towards past and make us think.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a really well buil museum. There were several animations to give information on slavery what did not bother the visit. It is located in a beautiful place not far from the city. The entrance is free and for everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a great place if you want to learn about the dark period when Liverpool was part of slavery. It is on only one floor, but it mentions every little moments that constitute the evolution of slavery. There are historical footages, interviews, pictures, historical objects as well. It is really an interesting and touching museum. The only little... More 

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