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Slavery Museum for Liverpool

There is to be an International Slavery Museum at Liverpool.

Liverpool's prosperity was largely achieved through its participation in the transatlantic slave trade. The museum will look, through artefacts, photographs and audio visual displays, at this trade and also how it was viewed by the local community.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has invested 1.65 million in the scheme, which will also address issues of freedom, identity and human rights.

The International Slavery Museum will be situated in the fabulous Albert Dock complex, which already houses Tate Liverpool and The Beatles Story.

It is due to open in August 2007, to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

The Parliamentary Bill to outlaw slavery was drafted on the lawn outside the Rothley Court Hotel, in Leicestershire.