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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 613902
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous...

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. Admission to Wilberforce House is free. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery. Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. The permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce, including original costume. There are many significant items linked to slavery and the campaign to abolish it. Recently opened galleries contain wonderful displays of local crafstmanship, clock-making, Hull silver collection, the East Yorkshire Regiment and Edwardian Hull Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing

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Great day out.

OK. Absolutely a great place to visit. This place is a must to visit. People of all age's will learn something.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

OK. Absolutely a great place to visit. This place is a must to visit. People of all age's will learn something.

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Govandi, Mumbai
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well designed, informative. Wish we had more time there. Especially liked the captions which were interesting, informative and thought provoking. They did not shy away from problems and critical commentary about the subject. It is a small museum and you can see all of it in under an hour or so but it is worth spending a little more... More 

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Thank lsaravinda
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great trip to the museum, very informative, so much to see and read up on, quite a man, so much good he did.

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Thank Pauline5777
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum was divided into various area on one sight . The house is were Wilberforce was born and lived . We found out about slavery and the change Wilberforce made to society . An room has various clocks , another room is in the Edwardian style . We are informed about modern day slavery in one room . The... More 

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Thank Marie W
Barton upon Humber, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

William Wilberforce was the drive behind the abolition of slavery, the museum is in the house where he was brought up in Hull. It takes you through his life story and covers slavery from the early days of the exporting of slaves from Africa to the USA and even the modern day slavery problems of today

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Thank Philip S
Montgomery, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house where William Wilberforce was born and lived is beautiful, panelled walls, sweeping staircase; unlike some historical houses, you could really imagine the family living here. There is information about Wilberforce's life and career, a room with books and artefacts from his library and lots and lots of information on slavery - as one other reviewer commented, displays seem... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit just one place in Hull during its year as City of Culture this should be it. Wilberforce who was the central figure in the abolition of slavery was born in this house. The exhibition is about slavery in general as well as about the impact of Wilberforce on the issue in particular. This is a unique museum... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

William Wilberforce, who led the anti-slave trade campaign lived in this fine house and his story is told vividly. The current situation about modern slavery also has a good exhibition room reserved for it. An interesting and informative museum in the great setting of the Hull Museum Quarter.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great morning when we visited the Wilberforce Museum recently, the staff were very polite and helpful. It is free entry and incredibly informative, we enjoyed the varied presentations and the way the passion William Wilberforce had for his cause was relayed to visitors. We recommend the museum and plan on visiting again later in the year when... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating place to visit. It is well laid out and very interesting. There is a wealth information without being boring.

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