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International Slavery Museum

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

Very interesting museum, really does make you think about the past and allows you to get to know... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Krakow, Poland
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A sensitive handling of a dark period in history

I was intrigued as to how a museum could tackle the subject of slavery. This has done it very well... read more

Reviewed 5 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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  • Average9%
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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 via mobile

Very interesting museum, really does make you think about the past and allows you to get to know the history of our ancestors better, would recommend going! Xx

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was intrigued as to how a museum could tackle the subject of slavery. This has done it very well - it pulls no punches in explaining the horror and injustice subjected on a huge number of people, but does it without being a grim,...More

Thank Yorkshirecritic
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is part of the Maritime Museum in Liverpool. It was very thought-provoking and interesting, especially (for me) because it tackles the issue of slavery from a non-American perspective. I applaud the establishment of this museum,because even though Britain never had slavery within its national...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was blown away by the museum, the concept, the lay-out and the information was mind-blowing. A must do on any itinerary in Liverpool.

Thank skiesboy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is not the kind of place that you would expect to visit as a general rule. But there is a lot to learn mentally as well as academically.... even though it rather harrowing and is a must if you are visiting.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We popped into this museum without fully knowing what to expect. We were so glad we did. It was an inspiring couple of hours checking out how Liverpool played a large part in the slave trade. Whilst we were there two of the people featured...More

Thank Royalist16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another of Liverpool’s wonderful free to enter museums and can be found on the third floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum. This is a tough topic to tackle and laid out in three main galleries, Life in West Africa, Enslavement and the Middle Passage...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So interesting. So much to see and read about the history of slavery, full of quotes that really make you think. Free to enter too.

Thank ClarehTM
Reviewed 1 week ago

we all were very much impressed about this museum. first of all it was free to enter and the lay out and information about the slave trade, still existing today, was extraordinaire. We would recommend this museum to everyone who is visiting Liverpool.

Thank Hansi Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum as well as the other local museums recently. Very informative exhibition space. Free entry. Very courteous staff.

Thank D W
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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