Museums and Art Galleries: City Centre (Waterfront)
International Slavery Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool. L3 4AQ • (0151) 478 4499
The International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 and is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. It is located in Liverpool's Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site and only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.
The display galleries, which can be found on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum building, concentrate on the history of transatlantic slavery, its many legacies, and the wider issue of freedom. They explore the story of transatlantic slavery from the complex and vital cultures of West Africa before the coming of the Europeans, through the horrific middle passage onboard ship, to life in the Americas. The galleries demonstrate the determined and relentless resistance to enslavement, and how enslaved people themselves contributed to gaining their eventual freedom.
Free Entry, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south west of the city centre within Albert Dock's northside buildings.
Liverpool James Street railway station: Ten minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.
International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool. L3 4AQ • (0151) 478 4499
Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020
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