The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool brings to light the individual stories of the many people transported as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as highlighting contemporary slavery issues.

Part of the National Museums Liverpool Group, the International Slavery Museum opened on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery in Britain. Opened on National Slavery Remembrance Day, it is the only museum that looks at both historical slavery and modern day human rights issues.

Set within the gorgeous Grade I Listed Building, the museum has three sections that make up its permanent attraction which cover Life in West Africa, Enslavement, and the Legacies of Slavery. The museum runs countless temporary exhibitions throughout the year, such as 42: Women of Sierra Leone, which showcased a series of 42 portraits of women from Sierra Leone that celebrated women’s contribution to society.

Visitors to the museum will be able to shop for fair trade souvenirs and books that cover the history of the slave trade. If you want to kick up your feet, stop off for a rest and a bite to eat at the Maritime Dining Room, which is open for lunch and afternoon tea.

Set on the Albert Dock overlooking the River Mersey in Liverpool, the International Slavery Museum resides within the 18th century Dock Traffic Office. The area is teeming with plenty of things to keep visitors occupied, with the Museum of Liverpool and the Tate gallery both within walking distance.


International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Tel: +44 151 478 4499
Times: Daily, 10.00 – 17.00