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International Slavery Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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WOW - I would go again

I loved this museum. A very fair reflection of the history of slavery in Liverpool and the UK... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Humbling and Thought-provoking

Whilst this is an uncomfortable museum to visit in many ways, we felt it was important to find out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St. Albans, 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...more
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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

I loved this museum. A very fair reflection of the history of slavery in Liverpool and the UK overall. It was hard hitting but I feel everyone (from all walks of life) should visit this museum. Educational.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst this is an uncomfortable museum to visit in many ways, we felt it was important to find out more about this shameful part of our colonial history. The museum is laid out in several sections that have a lot of interactive elements including maps,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Al-ban5
Reviewed 4 days ago

Overnight Liverpool 18th-19th April plenty to see and do spoilt for choice. All museums Albert Dock were great. My favourites being the Slavery Museum and Museum of Liverpool. Took an open top Bus tour from the Dock. £8 each for one hour, hop on hop...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nothing but berating whites for the slave trade. Why are we issuing apologies for the trade? I have never taken part in any slavery and neither has any of my family and friends and I believe it was an awful trade. Theere are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank KBD1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day's visit to the Liverpool Waterfront included the International Slavery Museum. I didn't know there was such a museum. We spotted it walking around. It is unique. As I teach ethics, am a fan of William Wilberforce & know someone working against sex trafficking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank johnchild
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum was a complete eye opener. All the facts regards Liverpool and the U.K. during the times of the slave trade. Even the school parties were totally engrossed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dennisboutel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought provoking displays of how slaves were bought and treated which shock today, we are glad that slavery was stopped many years ago. It is good to be reminded of what used to be done in the name of profit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 12-yr-old grand-daughter to the Museum a couple of days ago at her request, during her school holidays, because she is "doing" slavery at secondary school as part of her history syllabus and wanted to see the subject in a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me, Becky and the Olds visited and was amazing how Liverpool was a major player in the slave trade. Very informative

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank The_Poppys030514
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to slavery museum as part of a team building experience, some got really into the dressing up. The history was good

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kevin D
April 21, 2019|
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Response from maloricsmam | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure the International Slavery Museum will have carried out its research before it opened certainly I do not believe the council would have allowed them to open if there statements on slavery did not have some truth/fact... More
John P
April 19, 2019|
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Response from dennisboutel | Reviewed this property |
AS far as I know only guide dogs allowed
Charles G
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Entry is free. The Slavery Museum upstairs is in the same building as the Maritime Museum. There is a lift and cafe as well. Hope this helps. Regards Charles