Bristol’s involvement in the Transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans lasted a relatively short time in the city’s history as a trading port, but its impact remains evident today.
- Investigate historic objects and other evidence
- Investigate the impact of events on Bristol
- Learn about some of those involved in the Transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans
- Discover the legacy of the Transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans
Student can also explore the relevant displays at M Shed with our free one-hour, self-guided activity.
Suitable for: Year 7–10
Duration: 75 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session
We have sessions available from 10.15am.
Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? FREE use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.
School Loan box
Our loan boxes, suitable for Key Stage 3, contain real and replica museum objects linked with the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans. Find out more
Visit The Georgian House
Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave holder’s home might have looked like around 1790, with a visit to The Georgian House Museum. Built by sugar trader John Pinney, the townhouse was where the enslaved servant Pero worked. Enhance learning outcomes by visiting both museums in one day.
Learning enquiry form
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School loan box
We’ve carefully selected real and replica objects from our collections to enable your students to investigate the process, abolition and legacy of Transatlantic slavery.