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.
This collection explores how social attitudes towards same-sex relationships and gender have varied across different places and times. Though attitudes have changed substantially, full legal equality for LGBT+ people is still rare.
European Christian societies have until recently showed little tolerance of diversity. They have often brutally enforced rigid ideas of love, sex, gender roles and identities. Objects from other societies highlight that these ideas are far from universal or inevitable.
Some of the objects here relate to Ancient Greece. Its acknowledgement of same-sex desire served as a powerful tool in the 19th century, challenging the idea that homosexuality would lead to a breakdown in civilised society. Other items relate to homophobic attitudes to public figures or the introduction of laws persecuting same-sex love and desire. Others document more recent attempts to challenge and fight homophobia and transphobia.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
National Museums Liverpool