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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
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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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Free entry , you can buy a guide for £1.50 which we did, worth it because it walks through the exhibits with you so you dont double back or miss something. Start on the third... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

A bit harrowing at times a lot of personal experiences to listen to. A detailed history of the slave trade in Liverpool. Looking out of the window you can see where they all arrived. An insight Into other cultures and the history of struggles for freedom and equality.

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Hull, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This enlightening experience truly reminds you that when we think of the slave trade we shouldn't tuck it into a dark corner of our shameful history but embrace it as a part of our past and acknowledge that slavery is still widespread in the modern world as many exhibits demonstrate. The manacles and whips and branding irons on display are... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit will make you think that's for sure. Slightly misleading as shown as a separate building on maps, this is actually the top floor of the maritime museum so you can combine the two if necessary. Interesting history of historical and modern day slavery. Definitely worth a visit as free.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great museum on the top floor of the Maritime Museum. Can be easily missed if you don't know it's there.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a remarkable museum. So very informative, but truly harrowing at times. A absolute must see if in Liverpool.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite bold to build a museum that tackles the subject of slavery and I had high expectations of this Museum - but I was sadly disappointed. It’s one of the worst museums I’ve been to – and I’ve been to a lot! It started off OK with a recreation of a house in an African village. That looked interesting... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry , you can buy a guide for £1.50 which we did, worth it because it walks through the exhibits with you so you dont double back or miss something. Start on the third floor and work your way down.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum experience is both captivating and educational. It doesn't hold back in telling slavery exactly as it happened and exactly how Western Europe benefited greatly from this hideous time period.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-go museum. The museum covers one level of the Martime, showing artefacts from Africa, quotes relating to history, documentaries spread throughout the exhibit and of course information and artifacts following slavery. Standing face to face with the shackles and the tools used to punish our ancestors was extremely overwhelming, however the museum beautifully showed the strength and spirit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in the upper storey of the same building as the maritime Museum so you can cross two things off the bucket list :) The Museum really gives you something to think about....

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