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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Should be compulsory

Truly one of a kind, this influential museum was the first National museum in the World to tackle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very Informative

Situated on the top floor of the Museum building in the Albert Dock. Well worth a look but it did... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
York, 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
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly one of a kind, this influential museum was the first National museum in the World to tackle the fraught subject of slavery, profit before people, forced relocation/migration of peoples and the systematic denial of rights and liberty. Also a campaigning hub for action on...More

Thank p2northwest
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated on the top floor of the Museum building in the Albert Dock. Well worth a look but it did get very hot in there as we walked around. Interesting t read up on some of the history of slavery and worth taking older children...More

Thank Sharon56Kent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Free to get in. But donation is a must as this is such a fantastic place. Could spend a day here.

Thank Djmorley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a really fascinating and informative place. You will learn new things even if you know about slavery and its history. Some parts were really upsetting but I'm glad I saw them. This is a must see for anyone visiting Liverpool and it's...More

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information about the slaves & the people that bought & sold them - lots of information to take in, but makes you think!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum that charts the history of slavery in Liverpool. A must see for everyone....in parts upsetting

Thank Sherrylyn2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fascinating place and all completely free. The whole Maritime museum is wonderful, even the quirky cafe upstairs.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well thought out display of The Slave Trade, it's effects on the past and in the present day. There is so much information and it's a visit everyone should make. I wish there'd been a museum like this for me to visit when I...More

1  Thank Lainie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant museum- thought provoking and sincere. Well presented with emotional stories and documents addressing the issue of Liverpools role in the slave trade.

Thank braganzauk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their exhibition gave me the chills... so unreal what has happened in our history. Although some (moving) images can be pretty scary and shocking, I highly recommend every Western tourist or citizen (teenager, adult or elderly) to visit this museum!

1  Thank rlauwerijssen
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How much time should I allow to get around the Slavery museum.
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