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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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A place everyone ought to know about

This museum is dedicated to showing the true story of slavery, as links with the slave trade is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ursulaneil777
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Interesting and informative. Had never considered that Liverpool was involved in the slave trade... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John P
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Peterborough, 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 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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is dedicated to showing the true story of slavery, as links with the slave trade is a large part of Liverpool's history. The experiences of slaves is quite graphic but it needs to be so that people realise what really happened. Without profits...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting and informative. Had never considered that Liverpool was involved in the slave trade. However I have seen better museums about the slave trade in the Caribbean.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Who knew Liverpool was so complicit in the trading of slaves. A very interesting museum and although I wasn’t sure at first what to expect I was enthralled by the exhibition. Not be be missed in my view.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a historian, I am skeptical of many museums that offer a pat narrative of a complex topic. This one didn't. Overall, I was very impressed and recommend a visit. They don't have a ton of artifacts, but they use what they have to good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not a museum. It had a collection of random African Artefacts, placed within some stereotypical, generic “African” type hutty things. The actual “museum” consisted of a number of small TV screens with earnest lefty types saying how bad slavery was. We knew that...More

Thank Teresa H
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NtlMuseumsLiverpool, Public Relations Manager at International Slavery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you didn’t find your visit to the International Slavery Museum met your expectations. The Museum was created in order to highlight the subject of slavery around the world, in both an historic and contemporary context. As you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth a visit. It's free and with plenty to see and read. School parties do tend to visit, so we went early!

Thank spy777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to visit this museum (even came back as it had just closed the 1st time we went). Such an important story in our history and should be constantly in the public awareness. However, my friend and I were very disappointed as the exhibition seemed...More

Thank Anne Lesley M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will never forget this. Nor should you. As a spectical it is excellent, but this could hide the fact that it's packed with important information about the past, present and future.

Thank Manyhotels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit the slavery museum and understand what it would be like to travel in the old boats for days on end. The cruelty was horrific.

Thank SueM1950
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in the Albert Dock area and tells the sorry story about slavery. It is a shame it is not open later like other places in the area as closes at 5-00PM

Thank Peter M
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Gudey98
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
All the museums around Albert Dock are free to go in. The slavery museum is in the Maritime Museum along with Titanic and others
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ToonAngel
September 1, 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
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