Explore themes of resistance, rebellion, identity and culture in our trail.
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Take a closer look at Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE.
This carved elephant tusk depicts African life and the arrival of the Europeans.
In 1807, after years of fighting, the abolitionist movement succeeded in outlawing the international slave trade.
This 19th century wine cooler was made from the timbers of a captured slaver.
Locate this boat gun made in 1790. Around a hundred years later it was seized from Chief Nana Olomu's armoury by the British during a raid in West Africa.
The Atlantic gallery: Slavery, Trade, Empire gallery at the National Maritime Museum explores themes of exploration, trade, war, enslavement and resistance.