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.
The artworks and objects discussed here all relate in some way to intimate relationships between members of the same sex, both real and fictional, which go beyond platonic friendship in some way.
We have chosen to use the word ‘queer’ because not all of the relationships presented here can be defined by the modern terms homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual. This is sometimes because we don’t know the exact nature of the relationship in question but believe that it was an important one which may have been an alternative to a traditional heterosexual partnership. Some of the relationships are included here because of their significance or symbolism to contemporary LGBT+ communities. Others are important relationships to individuals that identify as LGBT+.
All of these partnerships offer in some way an alternative to the type of heterosexual relationship that continues to be socially dominant.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
National Museums Liverpool