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International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Hear the stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery at International Slavery Museum. The museum has three permanent main galleries--life in West Africa, enslavement and the middle passage, and legacy--as well as a changing program of temporary exhibits. Explore the museum’s campaign zone to learn about forms of slavery in the world today. Visit the on-site shop to pick up a book on slavery or a fair-trade gift. Stop for something to eat in the museum’s cafe or restaurant. If it’s a warm day, head outside to the picnic benches that overlook the docks. Arrange your visit to International Slavery Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Liverpool using our Liverpool trip builder.
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  • Very interesting but also very moving. The museum is free and has a brilliant and important story to tell. Its also very shocking to read some of the information available but highly recommended. 
  • Excellent museum with so much history not just on slavery, free entry but donations are greatly received. 
  • A fabulous exhibition of artefacts, demonstrating Liverpool's connections with the slave trade. VERY interesting and very well thought out delivery of a difficult subject. Also in the same building as...  read more »
  • In an era of doctrinaire education in which only one aspect of human suffering is taught, the City of Liverpool and the two sponsors who made this possible should be commended. Having seen this excellent attempt at explaining the disease of slavery that even today affects so many, the case for reparations, not just monetary, but morally, is incontrovertible. Why, may I ask, are schools not required to include this part of British history in their curricula?
  • I find this "slaves are always black" falsehood deeply offending... and insulting to the other races who have suffered this inhumanity - not to mention those who still are.
  • Well done fairly informative. Quite hard to navigate the area. Seemed only to focus on the Slavery triangle. Nothing about the Arab Slave and where the slaves came from.
  • Very informative, I have been twice but would suggest that the layout is made a bit clearer.
  • So sad and I am so ashamed...
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