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Wilberforce House Museum

Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: 01482 613 902
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Birthplace of William Wilberforce, who fought to abolish slavery in the 18th century.

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hull united kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

liked the old place and visited many times only visited it once since nothing much to see only cards and lots of posters all the visual things have gone to much reading if you are a child

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somerset
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The history of the slave trade and its terrible treatment of people are extremely well documented. On screen display such as the life of the slave owner as well as that of the slaves really bring home the dreadful conditions suffered by so many. The whole exhibition has been very well thought out with many hands on exhibits to help... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited with my family in August. Was very interesting to read about William Wilberforce. Very educational and definitely suited to anyone who likes to read about history. I must say I am a reader but when visiting a museum I prefer to look at objects as opposed to a lot of reading. The house is obviously steeped in history though... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On a recent visit to Hull to visit our son at University we mad a point of visiting this museum. Firstly entrance to the museum is free. There is a lot of thought provoking information about the slave trade. Would like to have had more information about Wilberforce himself and the abolition movement however this did not detract from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you have any interest in history come here. I learned things I had not known before about Wilberforce, slavery and the abolition movement. Thought-provoking, if rather 'admonishing' at times but that is the nature of the subject. Peaceful garden out back to recover afterwards. Also museum is free which is a plus as you don't have to absorb it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is well worth a couple of hours of anyone's time - a really well laid out museum covering both Wilberforce and slavery - lots of things that I did not know.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I like the fact that this museum does not have dress up or hands on stuff. It made a refreshing change just to read information (which was very clearly and imaginatively presented) and look at maps and pictures. The subject matter is interesting enough in itself - our 11 year old, who loves all the hands on stuff, loved the... More

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birmingham
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40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lovely house and really quite powerful exhibits, particularly those relating to the ship Zong and treatment of slaves. Rightly does not pull any punches. A real education for the young in particular about a shameful episode in history and testament to a great mans part in ending it.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Well worth a visit, but not as much about the man himself as we were expecting. Good, thought provoking displays on slavery through the ages.

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Malaga, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There was nothing wrong with the Wilberforce Museum we all grew up loving. The 'new' version is uninspiring and dare I say it more than a little boring. The last version gave an insight as to how the house would have been used when William Wilberforce was living there. The room sets were fantastic and interesting. I used to go... More

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