Access and facilities


Work is currently taking place to replace the Museum’s lifts.

One lift will be in operation at a time during this period. Please prioritise access for visitors who want to use the lift. For information and help please speak to a Visitor Assistant.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information desks

The information desk is located in the atrium on the ground floor. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.


There are toilets near the lift and wheelchair accessible toilets at the back of the gallery. There is a Changing Places toilet available on the second floor of the building.

Baby changing

Baby changing facilities are available on ground and third floor.

Cloakroom and buggy park

Lockers are available on the ground floor. Please collect a token from the information desk. Unfortunately there is no space for visitors to leave prams. We also ask that visitors avoid bringing large bags onto the galleries.


Seats and benches are available throughout the gallery.

Café and shop

There is a café and a shop on the ground floor.

Picnic area

A picnic area is not available inside the gallery but there are benches and tables overlooking the docks outside the museum where visitors can eat a picnic.

Prayer room

We do not have a dedicated prayer room but one is available nearby at the Museum of Liverpool.

Accessible parking

There are three blue badge parking spaces in the car park on the right hand side of the road leading into the Royal Albert Dock, opposite the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building. Another four designated blue badge spaces are available in the on-street parking on the right hand side of the approach road, which are slightly further away from the museum building. Charges apply for parking in both these areas.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Three wheelchairs are available to borrow. Please ask at the information desk when you arrive.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Videos and interactives throughout the International Slavery Museum have subtitles, British Sign Language on demand and removable stools where necessary.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

We welcome guide dogs in the museum. There is a raised orientation map in the gallery with braille and audio guides. Audio descriptions are available in the gallery.

Light levels in some parts of the museum are low because of the sensitivity of objects.

Assistance dogs 

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. 


We want people living with autism to feel welcome when they visit us, and aim to make our museums and galleries more autism-friendly. The International Slavery Museum has signed up to the Autism Charter, through Autism Together.

Please see our welcome guide to International Slavery Museum (pdf) which has photos of the museum and useful information for your visit. 

Autism Together