International Slavery Museum Proves to Be Popular

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LIVERPOOL.- The International Slavery Museum at Albert Dock has welcomed its millionth visitor. The venue, situated on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, opened in 2007 and looks at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery. It had been receiving more than 350,000 visitors a year and hit the millionth mark this week. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed so many visitors over a relatively short period of time. “Liverpool’s role in the transatlantic slave trade has often been taboo. But clearly people want to learn about this subject and the impact of slavery worldwide. “We are unique in that no other museum in the world offers slavery-related collections as well as exhibitions focusing on contemporary forms of slavery.” The museum is an international hub for resources on human rights issues and actively campa