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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Very impactful museum worth a visit

We brought a group to the International Slavery Museum in February 2018. We arranged for a museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LoyolaCenterNCL
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The Truth Hurts - Well done to whoever put this together

Yes it's emotional to see but the truth is shown here, nothing fictional about any of what you see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jaycee122
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We brought a group to the International Slavery Museum in February 2018. We arranged for a museum staff member to give our group an introductory talk – which in the end was a 45-minute tour through the exhibition. The talk itself was very informative, but...More

Thank LoyolaCenterNCL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes it's emotional to see but the truth is shown here, nothing fictional about any of what you see. This history needed to be shown and explained and really schools would benefit from visiting this place.

Thank jaycee122
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum didn't fulfill my expectations. No clear introduction or explanations. Some parts were completely unrelated to the topic. In some areas,the videos were so loud that i couldn't concentrate on reading other information. I didn't learn anything new anyway.

Thank hannahp192018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good museum showing the effects of slavery overy time and how it affected people internationally and locally . A very sad topic so found it rather depressing

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe how evil we can be and indeed continue to be to our fellow human beings. This should be required viewing for schools. The horrors inflicted under the slave trade are fully demonstrated here. First of its kind I believe. Well done Liverpool...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition is a must see. We didn't have enough time to spend as we would have like as the museum closes at 17:00. It is very harrowing and depicts slavery all the way up to modern day.

Thank strawblyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Be prepared to be disturbed at some of the displays, information and artefacts. Covers details/information of all eras of Slavery, video footage, etc, worldwide. Upset but glad I visited.

Thank Es W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story can never be retold enough. Located in the Albert Dock area, the free exhibit has quotes from many famous people like Nelson Mandela, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln about the evil of slavery and the fact if one person is not free none...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is at times like this, when visiting this exhibition, you see the real inhumanity our forefathers applied to the slaves. I did wonder if the families who made their fortune buying and selling slaves were still wealthy people in and around the Liverpool area.

Thank TonyLBexleyheath
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing museum visit with lots of different aspects of slavery shown. Historical, art,suffering and plenty of interactive items. Came out very sad but very well informed, well done.

Thank hydgov
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Gudey98
28 February 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
1 September 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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