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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: 01482 613 902
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Birthplace of William Wilberforce, who fought to abolish slavery in the...

Birthplace of William Wilberforce, who fought to abolish slavery in the 18th century.

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An insight into a sinful trade

We found this place very informative it gave you an insight into what went on in the slave trade and what still goes on today in some parts of the world. It was a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Bill B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

William Wilberforce needs no introduction, been an MP and the man to get the slave market abolished Step into his personal world Here is his life as it unfolds and tells the story of slavery and how bad it really was, You get lost in this house as rooms dart off in all directions, Fantastic. rewarding history insight into William... More 

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Thank lord mark k k
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your interested in the slave trade this is full of informative information. Not so good for young children, 9 and 7 years olds were decidedly bored and tried to race around being a nuisance. The house is beautiful, there are some fabulous fireplaces, especially the one with the delft tiles. its definitely a museum for adults or older children... More 

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Thank masiemophead
Hull, uk
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

we thought we take our children to the museum as not been for a long time , since we was at the street life museum . when we went into the Wilberforce we was shocked how much it changed . it was full of boards of reading what is ok for adults , but nothing now for children . so... More 

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Thank cjkhull
Brough, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This place is great, Hull needs to make more of it. Wilberforce was an amazing guy and the history in this place is great. Hull SHOUT ABOUT IT!

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Thank Novak2011
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We found this place very informative it gave you an insight into what went on in the slave trade and what still goes on today in some parts of the world. It was a very interesting place to visit and well set out with good clear details, nice place to spend an hour or two especially now that the two... More 

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Thank Bill B
York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Wilberforce House is where William lived in Hull. Good exhibition about the years of slavery around the world. Highlights WW impact upon slavery. Also located next door to Transport and History Museums (Museum Quarter in Hull).

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Thank yorkuk
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

very informative, very inspirational, and very authentic representation of Wilberforce's life, his family, and the slave trade in general. The museum definitely stands out because of all the technology used to help make the pictures, information real to you. Highly recommended. I don't know why this isn't on the top choice of "things to do" in Hull. Friend and I,... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

See the world in the 18th century, just as it was. Beautiful period house, and so much history. Excellent! Lovely staff too so helpful.

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1 Thank Cckorooski C
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I was excited about showing my Australian friend some of hulls history. As a child I remember the rooms all laid out with furniture as they would of been back in day. I couldn't believe it's all been taken out and boards put in their places displaying pictures and endless information telling you about the slaves and William Wilberforce. I... More 

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Thank kheffon
HCandLHelp, Public Relations Manager at Wilberforce House Museum, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Wilberforce House. The main house was extensively refurbished in 2007 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Slave Trade Act in 1807. We felt it was important that we took the opportunity to highlight William's contribution to ending this terrible trade. However, may... More 

New York
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113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A must if you visit Hull. The museum tells the story of slavery in a balanced and unbiased way with lots of information as you wander around the house. It also tells the story of William Wilberforce and his family, a real gem.

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