We are currently improving our offer for schools with support from a National Lottery Heritage Fund Development Grant. If you would like to be a part of our consultation process or if you would like to learn more about the project feel free to get in touch with our Activities Officer, Marie Brewer at mbrewer@bptrust.org.uk. Keep reading to find out more about our Bath and the Transatlantic Slave Trade programme for schools.

Heritage Fund

Bath and the Slave trade

Georgian Bath was built largely due to the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a part of the network of trade which existed between Britain, West Africa and the Caribbean between 1501 and 1866. William Beckford’s ability to build, and to collect, was made possible by the wealth he inherited and continued to accumulate as a plantation slave owner, and through the compensation he received from the government following the abolition of slavery.

We believe that it is vital to share these awful histories to encourage discussion and debate, especially with children whether in school or at home.

We are currently working on creating schools resources to support these conversations. While we do this we have compiled a list of our own resources from previous exhibition surrounding Bath and the Slave Trade and links to our favourite resources, websites and literature from elsewhere.

If you would like to support our work or suggest other resources to add to our list, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting mbrewer@bptrust.org.uk 

Resources from our museums:
Resources from other museums:
Teaching Slavery resources and literature from elsewhere:
Black History reading lists for children