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Museums

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.

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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.

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This lifebuoy was from Lusitania and it saved a boy.
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I love the fan from Lusitania. It was preserved very good, considering it was made 100 years ago.
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I like the trunk, it was very easy to organize it and it looked like a little dresser. I have to get one of these if I want to be more organized in the holiday.
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In 1860 the sailors had a lot of medical problems because they didn’t eat enough fruits, dairy and vegetables.
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The traditional English breakfast. Being a vegetarian I don’t think it’s great, but the coffee makes a huge difference.
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The Docks from the 2nd floor of the Museum.
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The Docks in the 19th century. I like it very much. The display was very good, very realistic. For example there were some posters on the wall and their corners were torn.
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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.

A panoramic view of the Dock.
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