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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 credit to Liverpool and its people

This is a credit to the city of Liverpool (or town, as it was then) - owning up to its part in the... read more

Reviewed today
A must visit

An emotional but important visit. Well laid out relating to timeline and exhibits. An eye opening... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed today

This is a credit to the city of Liverpool (or town, as it was then) - owning up to its part in the obnoxious slave trade. But the exhibition is inevitably political and selective so serious students need to get info from many other sources...More

Thank RayLiverpool
Reviewed 2 days ago

An emotional but important visit. Well laid out relating to timeline and exhibits. An eye opening, informative experience. A really important museum that documents a dark history connected to Liverpool and the UK.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In this museum you will learn some very interesting things about slavery. Also about WWII and the navy of England.

Thank George K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated in the Albert Docks it's a museum well worth the visit and it's free. The exhibitions cover African ways of life before Europeans arrived right up to today's legacy. There are many artifacts, dioramas and displays relating to slavery world wide not just as...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the content and some harrowing content within, this is a place that you really need to visit more than once. We went back twice in one day just to review all that was on view. Some of the content will startle as it should,...More

Thank markaaronc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thought provoking and illuminating experience. Depressing but uplifting - cannot beieve mans inhumanity to man.

Thank Vivaylesbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liverpool played a big part in the slave trade, and this museum - which is just one floor of the building - lays it all out.

Thank Toby G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really well displayed and supported museum but very frustrating as you are given conflicting directions, e.g. floor arrows pointing opposite each other and a timeline wall with floor arrows pointing the wrong way. Lots of confused visitors and the museum is on the fourth...More

Thank Stevetherover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the slavery museum combined with the maritime museum. Very thought provoking and interesting. It has been very sensitively put together without glossing over the horrific nature of this trade. Had not realised that Liverpool had been such a hub of this trade. The...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. Thought provoking and eerie atmosphere. This sums up how lucky we are. I think this would be a great place for young adults. Well to be honest all ages would benefit from this visit.

Thank layla_4616
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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