The city of Liverpool is to have a museum dedicated to its role in the transatlantic slave trade.
National Museums Liverpool said it followed the success of the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The £10m project will centre on the former dock traffic office.
Liverpool was regarded as the principal slave port in Europe by the 1740s and the trade contributed much of the city’s wealth during the 18th Century.
A museum spokesman said it was hoped phase one would finish by 2007, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of Britain’s slave trade.
The museum will feature dynamic displays about the story of the transatlantic slave trade.