International Slavery Museum
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The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. Working in partnership with other museums with a focus on freedom and enslavement, the museum provides opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of the legacy of slavery today.
It is located in Liverpool's 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.
One of the greatest groups of national museums in the world, National Museums Liverpool is ideally placed to elevate this subject onto an international stage. Our previous focus on the issue of slavery, the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, won worldwide recognition and was central to the development of our award-winning work on diversity and outreach.
The new museum opened on 23 August 2007. Not only was this the date of the annual Slavery Remembrance Day, but the year 2007 was particularly significant as it was the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade.
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Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed from 2pm on 24 December and all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Oil Boom, Delta Burns: photographs by George Osodi
They are accompanied by a slideshow featuring a further 200 images from George Osodi’s work.
Internationally-acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi has spent more than six years documenting the injustices occurring in the Niger Delta, a region rich in natural resources and beauty.
- Any age
Toxteth is an inner-city neighbourhood of Liverpool, also known as Liverpool 8. Social and economic factors such as poor housing, high unemployment and a general mistrust of the Merseyside Police preceded the troubles.
The police were frequently accused of discriminatory and racist attitudes towards the Black community, such as the misuse of the 'sus' laws (which allowed police to stop and search anyone deemed suspicious).
- Any age
Join our colourful workshop and make your own carnival headdress to take home.
Drop in, no booking required.
- Family friendly