Schools and groups

group craft session at the museum

The International Slavery Museum offers a range of activities, sessions and resources for education and community groups of all ages. These are run by our Education and Communities team.

Booking a group visit

Slavery Remembrance Day workshops - July 2017

Book one of our special free school workshops on human rights poetry or Capoiera in July, as part of our Slavery Remembrance Day programme.

Full details are on our Slavery Remembrance Day schools workshop page.

Learning sessions

Learning sessions are free of charge and usually link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Many sessions are led by a member of our team, while some are self-led. Booking well in advance is advised. 

The museum runs popular handling sessions that promote an understanding of transatlantic slavery and life in West Africa from key stage 2. Activities that explore African heritage through arts, crafts, storytelling and music are available from Early Years. We also have a session specifically about Liverpool’s connections with slavery, suitable for those in year 9 and above. 

Planning for your visit

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the gallery with a group read the following guidance notes. This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit,   including sample risk assessments. 


school group at the International Slavery Museum

© Pete Carr

Classroom teaching resources

Further reading

Books by National Museums Liverpool about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy are  available from the online shop.