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International Slavery Museum

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

International Slavery Museum is an accessible and informative collection of displays aimed at older children and adults, spread over 3 main galleries on the following themes:
Life in West Africa: exploring the story of Africa and its peoples, who are central to the story of transatlantic slavery
Enslavement and the Middle Passage: revealing some of the brutality and trauma suffered by enslaved Africans on the voyage across the Atlantic; then the oppression of their lives on plantations in the Americas.
Legacies of slavery: which details the continuing fight for freedom and equality; the contemporary impact of transatlantic slavery, such as racism and discrimination; and the achievements of the African Diaspora.

It is the only museum of its kind available in this country to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues. It's a really significant visit for children and great for extra curricular education but obviously there are plenty of elements of the subject which kids could find upsetting or disturbing. So give the attendance of sensitive types some consideration before taking them along, or of course because it's free you can pop in yourself and check it out first for nothing!

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Opening hours

Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm


Free admission to museum plus exhibitions and events.

Travel & Contact Information


Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AX, England

Phone number

0151 478 4499



Click here to visit International Slavery Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

International Slavery Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Yes, International Slavery Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, International Slavery Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

International Slavery Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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