You'll find the International Slavery Museum - the first of its kind in the world - on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The museum explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery through stories of bravery and rebellion amongst enslaved people. You'll also learn about the legacies of the slave trade and celebrate Black achievement through its interactive displays.
Split into three sections, the International Slavery Museum explores life in West Africa, revealing what was going on in Africa at the time of the trade, and who was involved. The second section looks at enslavement and the middle passage, showing first-hand the brutality and trauma suffered by enslaved Africans on the voyage across the Atlantic, and the oppression of their lives on plantations in the Americas.
The final section explores the legacies of slavery, exploring the continuing fight for freedom and equality. It looks at the modern day impact of transatlantic slavery, such as racism and discrimination. The legacy section also hosts temporary exhibitions, which deal with the legacy of slavery in a variety of ways.