Yesterday we visited Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum. They are in the same building. I liked the Maritime Museum. The story of three ships that sank are very moving. In 3 years (1912 – 1915) three ships sank: Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland. There is a depict of the people that died and the people that survived in the Titanic.
The gallery “Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered” has a few interactive exhibitions. I really love this type of exhibitions and, for sure, I am not the only one.
The Slavery Museum was nice, but I had higher expectations. I though it would be more shocking to see all the thinks the slavery meant. I don’t say I was disappointed, but I would not visit it again. I think slavery deserves a better way to be presented, stronger and with more impact on the visitors. I think it would have been better if the Museum had a timeline of the history of slavery.
The exhibition “White Gold: the true cost of cotton” was very interesting. Most of us ignore the fact that right now there is slavery in the world and we take advantage from it.