Find out more about some of the highlights from the International Slavery Museum's collections and displays by following the links below. You can also watch our introductory video to find out what the museum is like inside.
Galleries and displays
The International Slavery Museum has three main galleries on the following themes:
Exploring the story and culture of Africa and its peoples, who are central to the story of transatlantic slavery.
Revealing some of the brutality and trauma suffered by enslaved Africans on the voyage across the Atlantic; then the oppression of their lives on plantations in the Americas.
The continuing fight for freedom and equality; the contemporary impact of transatlantic slavery, such as racism and discrimination; and the achievements of the African Diaspora.
In addition to the three permanent galleries, the museum also hosts a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays .
This includes displays in the museum's Campaign Zone - an exhibitions and community space that aims to shed light on the legacies of transatlantic slavery and to raise awareness of the modern forms of slavery existing in the world today.
Other major features
Visitors encounter these two major standalone features at the entrance to the museum:
The history of the slave trade
Further information about the history of the slave trade and suggestions for further reading are available on this website:
Enslaved Africans: our truth
You can also follow four Africans as they are taken and sold into slavery in our interactive feature Enslaved Africans: our truth.