The International Slavery Museum opened in 2007, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Britain and is the only museum of its kind to look at both historical and contemporary slavery. It is housed on the first floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and therefore has free entry.
The museum is spilt into three main galleries, life in West Africa, Enslavement and the Middle Passage – about the voyage across the Atlantic and the brutality of the plantations and Legacy, about the continuing fight for freedom and equality. It’s a very moving museum and as such I didn’t take a great deal of photos here.
I did particularly like the above, a child’s dress by Alison Welsh, who uses historical anti-slavery documents to highlight issues within the textile industry. The text refers to an anonymous British anti-slavery document published in 1828.
It’s an important museum and well worth a visit. You can find a few more photos here.