International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AQ
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On the third floor of the Maritime Museum is the International Slavery Museum, just yards away from the dry docks where slave trading ships were repaired in the 18th century. Its exhibitions and collections highlight the importance of slavery in a historic and contemporary context. The three main galleries focus on ‘Life in West Africa’, ‘Enslavement and the Middle Passage’ and ‘Legacy’, and the museum also prides itself on being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.

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Adult creative workshop

Join textile artist Alice Kettle for an adult creative workshop responding to themes of social justice, human rights and both historic and contemporary forms of slavery. Alice will also discuss her 'Cotton Slave' artworks currently on display in our gallery. Limited places so booking is essential. Book your free…

Thu 31 May

Free booking essential / 0151 478 4499

African batik

Get hands on in this creative workshop where you can create your own textiles designs using African Batik techniques.

Sat 7 Jul

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

African blooms

Learn about the beauty of African flowers and make your own colourful blooms to take home.

Sun 15 Jul

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

African drumming workshop

Join Karim Mbaye, artistic director and lead artist from Agida African Arts, for incredible musical performances. You can also get hands-on and have a go at drumming! Karim is a Griot and master drummer and has worked with a wide range of Senegalese musicians including Youssou N'Dour and Baba Maal, and with the late…

Sun 3 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

African masks

Learn about the importance of masks to West African civilations, get hands on with masks from our museum collection and create your own African mask to take home inspired by traditional African designs, in our free family craft session.

Sat 23 Jun

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 21 Jul

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 16 Sep

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

African myths and legends

Discover amazing African folk tales and mythology and create your own beautiful artwork to take home.

Sun 17 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 9 Sep

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Continuing the Journey

This exhibition developed by Stray Cat Media is a multi media collection of oral histories, photography and film, exploring issues which affect people of African heritage, born, raised or living in Liverpool’s locality. Learn about the struggle of Merseyside's Black community to obtain racial equality and social…

Fri 25 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 26 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 27 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

…and 350 more dates until 15 May 2019

Darcus Howe

Join poetess Empress-jai for a talk celebrating the life and contribributions of British civil rights hero Darcus Howe. There will also be chance to get hands on with objects from our civil rights handling collection to find out more about civil rights activism in Britain.

Sun 10 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Human rights and freedom fights

A chance to get hands-on with objects in our museum collection celebrating civil rights movements, revolutionaries and freedom fighters.

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 24 Jun

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 21 Jul

Free / 0151 478 4499

Fri 25 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 26 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 27 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

…and 98 more dates until 2 Sep

Liverpool and slavery

Find out more about Liverpool’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, including the opportunity to get hands on with objects from our transatlantic slavery collection.

Sun 17 Jun

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 15 Jul

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 18 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 19 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

Longing For Home: zine making

Participants will learn to make their very own one-sheet wonder zine and explore the themes of home, belongingness, familiarity, migration and adaptation through collage, illustration, poetry, mark making and writing. Participants will also be asked if they would like to contribute towards the second issue of Longing…

Sat 2 Jun

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free booking essential / 0151 478 4499

Quilt code patterns

Learn the meanings and codes behind the patterns on African American quilts like the Gees Bend quilt on at the museum, and find out how they helped enslaved people on the road to freedom.

Sat 9 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 15 Sep

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Screen printing

Join artists from Paper Moon print studio to screen print your own beautiful tote bag inspired by our Life in West Africa gallery This is a free family event suitable for both adults and children to participate in. All materials are provided.

Tue 29 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Slavery and abolition

Find out about the transatlantic slave trade, get hands on with objects in our abolition collection and discover incredible freedom fighters who campaigned to end slavery.

Sun 5 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 12 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

Stencil printing - adult workshop

Join us for an adult creative workshop where you will work with artists from Paper Moon Print Studio to learn more about screenprinting techniques using stencil designs to create prints inspired by our West African collections. Book your free ticket for this workshop on Eventbrite.

Sun 24 Jun

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

Underground railroad

Find out more about how enslaved African people were helped on the road to freedom by the underground railroad and get hands on with some objects from our museum collection to discover more about these amazing escapes.

Sat 9 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 10 Jun

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sat 7 Jul

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 9 Sep

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Free / 0151 478 4499

Welcome morning

Visit the International Slavery Museum for an autism-friendly quiet morning. The museum will be open as usual to the public but this is a quieter morning and noise levels in some of the galleries will be reduced. Please see our autism-friendly gallery guide to the International Slavery Museum and Merseyside Maritime…

Sun 27 May

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 24 Jun

Free / 0151 478 4499

Sun 29 Jul

Free / 0151 478 4499

…and 4 more dates until 25 Nov

Wonderful weaves

Join us for this workshop where you will learn how to create beautiful woven designs inspired by the textiles and symbolism of our Life in West Africa gallery.

Wed 30 May

Anthony Walker Education Centre

Free / 0151 478 4499

World Refugee Day

Find out about human rights and slavery today.

Wed 20 Jun

Free / 0151 478 4499

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