TEACHER’S AREA
VISITING THE MEMORIAL OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY WITH YOUR STUDENTS

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Access
The Memorial is a public area which is open all year round. Entry is free. It is closed only at night. You visit at your own convenience, and no reservations are required.
Note: There is no reception area provided for schools or groups.

Non-guided visits
To prepare non-guided visits, education packs, student visit booklets and educational sheets are available on this website.

Guided visits
Themed guided visits lead by registered guides will be available; these will be tailored to the level of your students.  Reservations will be required for these visits.

The Memorial is neither a museum nor a documentation centre. It is an area for commemoration and reflection, and students will need to have some relevant historical knowledge. Consequently, we recommend that you prepare your visit in advance by covering certain themes in class, in particular the concept of slavery and the history of triangular trade.

These subjects can form the theme for a day of visits, combining trips to the Nantes history museum, the memorial and the route through the town.

 

Sample 1-day programme

Morning:

  • Nantes history museum: visit to rooms covering the history of the Nantes slave trade and slavery

Afternoon:

  • « Between History and Memory » urban route: discover the town’s new heritage and history panels
  • Visit to the Memorial of the abolition of slavery