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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
01482 613 902
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: Birthplace of William Wilberforce, who fought to abolish slavery in the 18th century.
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Brough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Part of the Museums Quarter, this beautiful old building, the birthplace and home of William Wilberforce himself, is so worth a visit. I was taken here many times myself when I was a little girl by my Grandfather, and I loved it then and I love it still. I learned who Wilberforce was, how he changed the course of slavery,... More

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nottingham
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This museum really brings history to life. Excellent exhibits and clearly written information, so much to see and read

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had fun here and granddaughter loves visiting all the museums the staff were very helpful and freindly

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

How interesting can a museum be, my Grandson and I were completely spellbound, about this amazing man.

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Southampton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Presenting the story of slavery - and its abolition by Parliament - is not an easy task. It would be easy to be simplistic, or to put visitors off. This museum manages to be honest without getting unnecessarily heavy in its displays. As well as the history of slavery - right through to the present time - there is also... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The thought that humans were once treated in such a terrible way is well illustrated in this first class historic building.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lots of information about Wilberforce on the ground floor. We found upstairs more interesting, about slavery and the slave trade in general, things we haven't seen in any other museums. Younger children will not find enough interactive things to hold their attention. Enjoyed the fact it was free.

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derbyshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

what a place very interesting the staff were all very helpful and pleasent the only down side was the day we visited there were an aweful lot of school trips in and the childrn were a bit boisterous but they have to go on the visits and they did,nt bother us too much very good exhibits

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Yorkshire
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I remember visiting this as a child and being impressed. I told this to the reception staff and they told me the place had been re-designed in 1987 so it wasn't what I remembered. They were right. It's an interesting place, but the displays are definitely now stuck in the late 1980s. 27 years old. Upstairs there is a lot... More

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Carryduff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I went to the Wilberforce Museum as a schoolboy and returned last week to take my Girlfriend on a tour of Hull. The Museum is Wm Wilberforce's House from his days as MP for Yorkshire. His act of Parliament which outlawed slavery in the Empire in 1833 was also the year of his death. Slavery throughout the world fell like... More

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