The International Slavery Museum explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery. Discover stories of bravery and rebellion amongst enslaved people. Learn about the legacies of the slave trade and celebrate Black achievement through our interactive displays. Open daily 10am-5pm, Free entry
Exhibitions, events and workshops:
Until 28 February 2010
Lewis Hamilton, Ms Dynamite and John Conteh all star in this exhibition of inspiration photographs by John Ferguson. The exhibition celebrates the contribution Black people have made to British culture over the last few decades and includes teachers, farmers and firefighters alongside household names.
Until February 2010
Contemporary photographs highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat human trafficking around the world through the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by this modern day slave trade.
Black History Month
Black History Month is a national celebration of the contribution of Black heritage and cultural tradition. Our annual programme of events explores Black history, identity and culture through talks, film, dance, literature and music.Visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk for more details.
4 October 2009: 1-4pm
15*November 2009: 1-4pm
13, 31 December 2009: 1-4pm
Meet our demonstrator and learn about life in West Africa before transatlantic slavery. (all)
*November 15 session will be BSL interpreted
10, 11 October, 2009: 1-4pm
1 November 2009: 1-4pm
See African woodcarving on the Life in West Africa gallery (suitable for all)
African arts and crafts
27 October 2009: 1-4pm
8 November 2009: 1-4pm
6 December 2009: 1-4pm
Try your hand at African art and make your own mask to take home. (all)
25 October 2009: 1-4pm
Drop-in for a fun-filled afternoon of craft activities and learn about the art of African Batik.
26 October 2009: 1-4pm
22 November 2009: 1-4pm
20 December 2009: 1-4pm
Join us for an arts and crafts session inspired by the colourful world of the carnival. (all)
24, 25 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
28, 29 December 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
Feel the beat with an afternoon of African drumming and tribal dance. (all)
Tales from Africa
18 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
29 November 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
27 December, 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
Immerse yourself in African tales in this interactive storytelling session. (all).
11 October 2009: 2 & 3pm
30*December 2009: 2 & 3pm
Based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom.
*December 30 session will be BSL interpreted
The wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole
29* October 2009: 2 & 3pm
An inspiring performance about the amazing life of Mary Seacole.
Performances will be BSL interpreted