International Slavery Museum- Liverpool

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Address: World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Postcode: L3 8EN
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors
Telephone: +44 151 478 4393
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Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.

The International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 and in March 2010 welcomed its millionth visitor. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.

For more than 2,000 years people in many different parts of the world have forced their fellow humans into slavery. Between about 1500 and 1900, Europeans forcibly uprooted millions of people from throughout West Africa and West Central Africa and shipped them across the Atlantic in conditions of great cruelty.

To refer to the Africans who were enslaved only as 'slaves' strips them of their identity. They were, for instance, farmers, merchants, priests, soldiers, goldsmiths and musicians. They were husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. They could be Yoruba, Igbo, Akan or Kongolese.

Frre entry
Seasonal opening
Closed from 2pm on 24 December and all day 25 and 26 December and 1 January.