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 collections of National Museums Liverpool demonstrate how attitudes towards sex and eroticism have changed over the centuries.
Bell Krater jars from Ancient Greece feature homoerotic scenes and reference same-sex desire. Artworks from the early 20th century feature disguised images of homosexual eroticism and desire, made at a time when male homosexual sex acts were illegal.
Later objects and artworks document the affects of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which partially decriminalised male homosexual acts in England and Wales. Photographs of the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood highlight how fetish-wear and BDSM (Bondage, Domination and Sado-Masochism) have become a part of popular culture as attitudes towards sex and homosexuality have become more liberal. Play packs and promotional condoms relate the importance of practising safe sex and reflect the ongoing impact of HIV and AIDS on the LGBT+ community in the 21st century.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
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