The International Slavery Museum is located on the third floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum. As well as the galleries below, there are also a number of special exhibition and education spaces and standalone features .
There are three main themed galleries:
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.
Exhibitions and education spaces
The museum hosts a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events.
Main exhibition space
Located in the Legacy gallery. The current exhibition is Liberty bound: slavery and St Helena.
Located at the far end of the museum by the Legacy gallery. The Campaign Zone is 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. The current exhibition is Brutal Exposure: the Congo.
Anthony Walker Education Centre
This space, near the lifts at the start of the museum, is used for a variety of events, talks and workshops. Smaller exhibitions and displays are held at the entrance.
Other major features
Visitors encounter these two major standalone features at the entrance to the museum: