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“Very well done!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
0151 478 4499
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Ranked #43 of 93 Attractions in Liverpool
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Very well done!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Wow what a great place so so interesting. A must see. All the exhibitions are very well put together and each section has a treasure of facts to discover.

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“A must visit !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I would recommend anyone in our city or visitors to spend at least 2 hours looking around this history tour. It's free and very educational !!!

Visited January 2013
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“No real flow to the layout of the exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Although this is a very thought provoking museum its general layout lacked a certain kind of flow. The signage was frequently repeated, and other exhibits had not enough information. It left me with more questions that answers.

Visited December 2012
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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“Good history lesson.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I visted whilst on a trip to Liverpool, although small i found the museum interesting and informative. It is mainly about the african slave trade but also touches on salary today

It is quiet sobering as many think of slary as a thing of the past but it is still going on now.

Definatly worth a visit if you enjoy museums and enjoy history and culture.

Visited February 2012
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“Interesting and Moving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

As an exhibition of man's inhumanity to man it is both interesting and very moving. The journey from early slavery is a little sparse as there is little documentation on show of pre African slaver by Europeans. Also there is little mention of complicit African involvement.
Also towards the end of the displays it moves away from slavery and into modern exploitation which whilst being an important issue I don't think a museum is the place to get political Generally though a very worthwhile visit. .

Visited November 2012
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