Schools and groups

group creating a picture of Dakar in a museum workshop

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

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. New for Autumn 2012, there will be 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. 


Classroom teaching resources

Education Live

The  Education Live  brochure, which lists all the learning sessions at National Museums Liverpool's venues for nurseries, schools and colleges in all our venues, can be downloaded here:

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Further reading

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