A unique and thought-provoking experience

Liverpool, Merseyside

The International Slavery Museum explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its enduring impact.

"The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history. And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans by Europeans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable nature of the human spirit.” Dr David Fleming OBE, director of National Museums Liverpool sums it up.

Housed in the Liverpool's Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site, the International Slavery Museum is a new and permanent hub for a wealth of information surrounding the transatlantic slave trade.The museum was opened to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade. This momentous event in 1807 eventually led to the end of slavery across western Europe and the Americas.

In this progressive and deeply powerful museum you will find thought-provoking galleries that look at life in West Africa and legacies of slavery.

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