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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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Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Excellent venue for pupils to learn more about slavery and its abolishment ..highly recommend ...lots of interesting facts figures and information ..well worth it and beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Norfolk england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place; so interesting to find out all the history of slavery and the house very atmospheric!

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Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great interactive exhibits which really made the museum come alive. I visited with some friends from the U.S.A. who were fascinated by the information available, drawing parallels with the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.A. in the 60's.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having quite recently visit Liverpool’s international museum of Slavery I was curious to see how this place did in comparison, because despite some displays about Wilberforce more of interior of his house is gone well more empty so museum wisely focuses on Slavery. Here I note a number of improvement firstly the museum points out the Slavery is historical and... More 

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yorkshire
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent venue for pupils to learn more about slavery and its abolishment ..highly recommend ...lots of interesting facts figures and information ..well worth it and beautiful gardens

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kimgston upon hull
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After doing a tour of the museums we went here . Im sure they all do a wonderfull job and i know what william wilberforce did for the world . But . But . But . It was boring . Not like i remembered as a child . .

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zouch
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Called in this one for the building as much as the contents It's a very hard hitting. Museum about a hard subject to read The building Is fantastic and to see it with the stairs and walls as original is worth the visit Gardens are also nice to have a sit in parking on low gate in pay display not... More 

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Cannock
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Free entry to this museum about slavery. Doesn't take too long to walk around it though. The house itself is lovely. Lift for disabled users.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I know little about Wilberforce but my niece asked if we could visit as she's interested in him and the period in question. The house is beautiful from the outside, the staff on the desk were friendly and helpful and there's no entry fee. The first room details the history of the house itself, nice big information boards and an... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Birth place of William Wilberforce who made his name by the abolition of slavery. Large house with galleries on the local history and craftsmanship from the Hull area. There are two floors to walk round at your own pace and plenty of wall documents to read. This museum does not charge an entrance fee.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Shows the history and abolition of slavery. The life of slaves and their so-called masters and owners. Makes you think about things that are happening in the world today. Well worth a visit

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