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.
Society’s understanding of gender and biological sex has changed over time. Cultures throughout history have had different ideas about gender roles, been open to the possibility of a third gender and comfortable with people changing between genders.The objects gathered here explore some of these instances.
More and more people are today choosing different terms to describe their gender or sex because they do not identify with those most commonly used. Words like genderqueer or non-binary can be used by people to signal a less rigid view of gender or that they identify with elements of both.
Clothes have historically been an important way for people to express their identity. Some people might try to avoid or exaggerate feminine or masculine modes of dress for a number of reasons that are not always linked to how they think and feel about their gender. While dress has been used by some people to communicate their sexuality, being genderqueer*, intersex or transgender does not imply any specific sexual orientation.
*See our LGBT+ glossary.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
National Museums Liverpool