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International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Wonderful visit

Interesting. Thought provoking and eerie atmosphere. This sums up how lucky we are. I think this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
We visited the maritime museum and the slavery museum.

A great deal of information on the slave trade from Liverpool. Quite moving. We combined the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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International Slavery Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting. Thought provoking and eerie atmosphere. This sums up how lucky we are. I think this would be a great place for young adults. Well to be honest all ages would benefit from this visit.

Thank layla_4616
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great deal of information on the slave trade from Liverpool. Quite moving. We combined the Slavery Museum with the Maritime museum. They are both Free entry and well worth a visit.

Thank JanetNewcastle
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is fantastic-so many things to see and learn in an interesting,sensitive way.It is well worth a visit.Also-it is free which is a bonus when travelling on a budget.

Thank YOLO123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the museum,the good thing about this one it is free to get in,the place is a very interesting museum from start to finish,all good information, interactive computer screens,it tells you about slavery from the first days to when it was abolished

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This visit was in June 2016 but the earliest date I could select was October 2016 as my review is late. Ticking 'Average' on this one is an understatement of the hard work put into this museum by its founders but because of its nature,...More

Thank shirleyhyman50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum, really does make you think about the past and allows you to get to know the history of our ancestors better, would recommend going! Xx

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was intrigued as to how a museum could tackle the subject of slavery. This has done it very well - it pulls no punches in explaining the horror and injustice subjected on a huge number of people, but does it without being a grim,...More

Thank Yorkshirecritic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the Maritime Museum in Liverpool. It was very thought-provoking and interesting, especially (for me) because it tackles the issue of slavery from a non-American perspective. I applaud the establishment of this museum,because even though Britain never had slavery within its national...More

1  Thank dxmyekat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was blown away by the museum, the concept, the lay-out and the information was mind-blowing. A must do on any itinerary in Liverpool.

Thank skiesboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not the kind of place that you would expect to visit as a general rule. But there is a lot to learn mentally as well as academically.... even though it rather harrowing and is a must if you are visiting.

Thank Nancy K
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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