International Museum of Slavery (Liverpool) Reviews
Description:Address: International Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AX, ... more
Newest Review: ... and looks at the legacy of the slave trade, using a combination of primary and secondary sources, video clips, music, ceramics and other artefacts. Many of the exhibits are interactive and, despite the grave subject, the exhibition is presented in a way that can be appreciated by different age groups. The museum developed out of an exhibition that was first shown in one of the galleries ... more
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by - written on 05/03/12, updated on 06/03/12 (Very useful, 65 readings)
The rise of Britain's great industrial cities is inextricably tied up in the slave trade. The 'dark satanic mills' of the Lancashire towns processed the cotton that came from the southern states of America and the finished cloth was traded in grand Manchester warehouses. Visitors to Manchester's splendid Exchange Theatre can see the sumptuous surroundings in which commodities were traded, a far cry from the terrible conditions endured by those unfortunate enough to be sold as slaves, sent across the ocean and force to live under conditions that are almost unimaginable. The port city of Liverpool also grew prosperous on the back of forced labour. It is said ... Read the complete review
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