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International Slavery Museum

Opens in 30 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A must for history tourist

Didn't get chance to visit in 2018 but saw this on our 2015 visit quite an eyeopener and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maloricsmam
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Durham, United Kingdom
Slavery Museum

Walking around and chanced upon this museum. Was surprised there's such a museum. Free entry... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
hearty_dolphin
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best museum I've ever visited was the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee. It left me humbled and I learnt an awful lot from my visit. I was expecting something similar from this visit but the museum just didn't deliver it which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't get chance to visit in 2018 but saw this on our 2015 visit quite an eyeopener and the exhibits show our shameful past

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maloricsmam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was disjointed and confusing. Its main message was "Europe bad, Africa good". It aimed to preach rather than educate. For instance, who rounded up the slaves in Africa and sold them to the slave-traders? Africans. Many of the exhibits seemed pointless. This museum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Walking around and chanced upon this museum. Was surprised there's such a museum. Free entry. Really a good experience to learn more about slavery.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank hearty_dolphin
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent a whole day on the docks visiting museums and shops . We enjoyed the slavery Museum the most, it was very emotional and very interesting. I would highly recommend it

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JTT201616
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I enjoyed seeing the museum, admission was free. They should have information about Charlotte Mecklenburg who's Great Granddaughter was Queen Victoria. Queen Charlotte was biracial, and no information about her early life is known to me other than she lived in Germany. Nice quotes from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Globetrotter10079
Reviewed November 21, 2018

This exhibition is highly thought provoking and moving, providing visitors with the opportunity to reflect on man’s inhumanity to man – and hopefully to avow “Never again.”

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JM1510
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

This museum embraces a difficult topic. Displaying objects and real stories, even some interesting pieces of art at the far end of the exibition. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LauraRTheExplorer
Reviewed November 20, 2018

It brings home to all the evil trade of slavery in trafficking people from the past to present day. Something everyone should see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank philipharris55
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday afternoon. For me a really educational exhibition on the 3rd floor of the Maritime museum. Everyone should see this, 3 distinct sections. African history; the middle passage - transportation of people captured for slavery, and recent history of black civil...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Charles G
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Ygt123 | Reviewed this property |
It's free, But they do have a donations box if you wish to give .
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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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