Tourist information

Woman wearing Africa-shaped earrings

History of the museum

The International Slavery Museum opened on 23 August 2007 - international  Slavery Remembrance Day . The date was also significant because 2007 was the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and the city of Liverpool's 800th birthday.

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The International Slavery Museum is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

City Explorer bus tours

Buy tickets from us for the City Explorer buses – a great way to see highlights of the city, including World Museum and Walker Art Gallery , hosted by a live guide. Every ticket sold at our venues supports National Museums Liverpool.  Find out more about City Explorer bus tours .

Other museums to visit

If you enjoy the International Slavery Museum then you may also be interested in visiting  World Museum , which includes a large section about Africa in the  World Cultures gallery , and is approximately 20 minutes walk away in the city centre.

The International Slavery Museum is housed in the same building as the  Merseyside Maritime Museum  so you may like to combine your visit. The Museum of Liverpool is a short walk away at the Pier Head.