Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
Art and objects from our collections help illustrate the long history of women exploring the ways in which same-sex relationships could help bring about greater independence.
Mary Wollstonecraft (pictured here) was a writer and strong advocate of women’s rights, paving the way for women to explore the possibilities of same-sex and non-traditional relationships. She acknowledged the existence of female sexual desire, and criticised the impact marriage was having on women’s lives.
Lesbian Feminism emerged as an activist movement in the mid-20th century. It connected the concerns of the gay rights and women’s movements by asserting that heterosexuality is not just a form of sexual desire, but also a way in which men’s power over women is perpetuated. The institution of marriage (then confined to male-female relationships), for example, was argued to subordinate women to male power. Lesbian Feminism embraced both inclusive networks and more radical separatist groups, such as ‘The Raging Dyke Network’, who believed women-only communities were the surest route to female emancipation.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
National Museums Liverpool