Is Liverpool Slavery Museum free?

Admission to the International Slavery Museum is free. Donations welcome. Liverpool’s iconic waterfront is changing.

Why does Liverpool have a slavery museum?

Originally part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum which opened in 1980, the history of the slave trade was originally discussed as part of the city’s maritime history shortly before a dedicated Transatlantic Slavery gallery was created in 1994 to better explore Liverpool’s historic role in the slave trade.

Where is the National Slavery Museum?

Where is the museum located? The Museum is on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum. It is located on Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site and only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.

How was Liverpool involved in slavery?

In the 1780s Liverpool-based vessels alone carried more than 300,000 Africans into slavery. By 1795 Liverpool controlled over 60 per cent of the British and over 40 per cent of the entire European slave trade.

When did the Liverpool slavery Museum open?

Merseyside Maritime Museum/Opened

Are the museums free in Liverpool?

Admission to the Museum of Liverpool is free, donations are welcome.

Where is the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool?

Housed within the Merseyside Maritime Museum, The International Slavery Museum, Liverpool is a unique public institution that explores aspects of historical and current-day slavery as well as performing an important role as an international centre for resources on human rights issues.

What to expect at the International Slavery Museum?

The Museum is the only one of it’s kind and looks at the aspects of historical and contemporary slavery. Expect to be taken on a thought-provoking and moving explorative journey beginning at life before slavery. It looks at the people of West Africa and their rich and varied history anbd culture developed, long before European slaves.

Why was Liverpool important in the slave trade?

The objects in this collection link directly to the history of transatlantic slavery. The collection includes objects which reveal Liverpool’s role in the trade, plantation life and instruments of enslavement and punishment.

What can children learn in virtual classroom in Liverpool?

Mummification, Greek gods and transatlantic slavery are some of the subjects school children can learn about in the comfort of their classrooms, thanks to virtual workshops developed by National Museums Liverpool. COVID-19 has changed the way in which people work and learn.