London, Sugar & Slavery

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Museum of London Docklands

No. 1 Warehouse West India Quay Hertsmere Road
Greater London
E14 4AL

In the setting of this historic sugar warehouse, the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery reveals how London’s involvement in slavery has shaped the capital since the 17th century, and challenges what you think you know about the transatlantic slave trade and long-held beliefs that abolition was initiated by politicians. Key artefacts in the gallery are the surviving papers of Thomas and John Mills, who owned plantations in St Kitts and Nevis, providing us with glimpses into the lives of both the enslaved and the slaver. In the gallery you can experience an immersive sound and light show which is projected on the gallery walls every 20 minutes. The experience encourages you to consider enslavement and freedom both in terms of the transatlantic slave trade and what they mean for us all today.

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Saturday 1st November 2014 - Tuesday 1st November 2022

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