Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
Our collections offer a glimpse into sex and LGBT communities.
Until 1967 almost all sexual activity between men was a civil offence in the UK, punishable by death, imprisonment or chemical castration. Despite being illegal, sexual activity between men certainly took place. Sexual activity between women has never been illegal in the UK. In 1921, legislation to make lesbian acts illegal was defeated in Parliament for fear it would draw attention to such acts and open them up to a new ‘audience’.
As legal sexual equality began to be achieved from 1967, taboos about same-sex sexual activity meant that often it was still not as openly discussed or accepted as that between those of different sexes.
Legal sexual equality was achieved in the UK in 2001 when the age of consent was equalised to 16. Previously the age of consent had been higher for people of the same gender than for people of opposite genders.
Explore our LGBT collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
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