Getting to the International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum
Royal Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4AQ

The International Slavery Museum is on the third floor of  Merseyside Maritime Museum in the Royal Albert Dock.


Map showing the International Slavery Museum

Find out the best way to get here by using the  Merseytravel journey planner or by calling Merseytravel on 0871 200 2233.

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.

By train  train icon

Get the latest information about local train services on the Merseyrail website.

Lime Street Station

The International Slavery Museum is about a 20 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station. 

James Street station

James Street station is about a 5 minute walk away. This station is served by the Wirral Line trains only.

Liverpool Central station

Liverpool Central station is about a ten minute walk away. It is served by the Southport, Hunts Cross, Ormskirk, Kirkby, West Kirby, New Brighton, Chester and Ellesmere Port line trains.

Moorfields station

Moorfields station, just off Dale Street, is about a 15 minute walk away. This station is served by the same services as Liverpool Central station. 

By bus  Bus icon

The Paradise Street interchange is the closest bus station, just across the road from the entrance to the Albert Dock. The Queen Square bus interchange is about a 15 minute walk away, or the C4 city centre bus goes from Queen Square to the Royal Albert Dock.

 By ferry

The  Mersey Ferries  terminal is about a 5 minute walk away at the Pier Head. An hourly service runs throughout the day from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral, with a more frequent commuter service before 10am and after 4pm.

By coach

National Express coaches stop at Liverpool One bus station, just across the road from the Royal Albert Dock.

By road

The Royal Albert Dock is on the waterfront close to Liverpool city centre and the Liverpool One complex. It is clearly signposted from the motorway and other main routes into the city centre. You may want to use AA Route Planner to plan your journey.

Parking  Coach parking icon

The nearest car parks are located in the Liverpool One complex opposite the entrance to the Royal Albert Dock. Q-Park Strand Street has 2000 underground spaces, Q-Park Gradwell Street has 560 multi-storey spaces and Q-Park John Lewis has 580 multi-storey spaces. The entrance to the Strand Street car park is opposite the Royal Albert Dock and is accessible from the centre of the road in both directions. The Gradwell Street car park is opposite BBC Radio Merseyside and the John Lewis car park is located opposite the Paradise Street bus interchange and the police station.

Charged car and coach parking is also available at the adjacent King's Dock.

  Blue badge parking spaces

There are three blue badge parking spaces in the car park on the right hand side of the road leading into the Royal Albert Dock, opposite the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building (the former Granada Television building, previously known as the Dock Traffic Office).

Another four designated blue badge spaces are available in the on-street parking on the right hand side of the approach road, which are slightly further away from the museum building. Charges apply for parking in both these areas.


Visitors with mobility problems may like to make use of Liverpool's Shopmobility service. You can hire equipment including manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters. The shop is on the third floor of Liverpool One shopping centre, close to the accessible parking bays in the Strand Street Q-Park. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More information can be found on the  Liverpool Shopmobility page of the Local Solutions website or by calling 0151 707 0877.


The Merseylink Service is a dial-a-ride service for Merseyside people with mobility problems or difficulties, who cannot use or have difficulty using public transport. The service runs from 8am to 11pm daily and can be used by members for travel anywhere in Merseyside. The service is free for members and one essential travel companion. For further information contact Merseylink on 0151 709 1929.