The British Empire and Slavery History Projects
The British Empire was arguably the first global empire, and with it came aggressive capitalism, free trade and enforced labour. This tour gives students the chance to investigate the history of transatlantic slavery and the campaign to abolish it. Discover when London was the hub of the world’s largest empire and how the trade in enslaved Africans and sugar shaped London.
The British Empire Workshop and the Transatlantic Slavery workshop are both 4-hour sessions where students can handle objects and investigating unique archive collections at The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
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What's included in the trip?
Travel to London. Visit the Museum of London Docklands to learn how London became the hub of the world’s largest empire and how the trade in enslaved Africans and sugar shaped London.
Check in to accommodation for evening meal
Morning visit to the National Maritime Museum in historical Greenwich, followed by an optional boat trip back into London. Board coach and return to school.
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