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.
Out of the Closet: Visibility explores the expression of same-sex desire hidden in artworks and the increasing visibility of gay culture in events, fashion and on-screen through objects in our collections.
The shifting religious and social attitudes towards homosexuality, in different places and at different times, have had a profound impact on the visibility of LGBT+ individuals and communities.
Laws have prohibited gay and bisexual men from being open about their sexuality, and often banned anyone from dressing in clothes normally worn by the opposite sex. Though there have never been any laws against female homosexuality, contemporary taboos have often kept them as closeted as their male counterparts.
With changes in law from 1967 and the lessening of societal taboos surrounding homosexuality, LGBT+ communities in the UK began to make a visible and lasting mark which can be seen in art, fashion, venues, festivals as well as in television and film.
Explore our LGBT+ collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
National Museums Liverpool