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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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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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A very moving museum

This is a small but very moving museum dealing with slavery and the efforts to abolish it in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although this movement was eventually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small but very moving museum dealing with slavery and the efforts to abolish it in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although this movement was eventually successful, it faced entrenched opposition and the final outcome was in doubt for much of the campaign. This museum captures the spirit of Wilberforce and his efforts to end slavery, which... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum, very educational but also interesting for kids too. You can easily spend a few hours here whilst broadening your horizons.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were welcomed to this free museum by friendly staff. Some of the displays are about the history of the house and the life of William Wilberforce. Other areas are about the history of slavery - some not pleasant viewing. We spent almost an hour looking round. Well worth a visit.

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Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's been years sine i visited here - it was pretty much a standard school trip for a Hull scholar when I was a kid. It's immaculate, well set out, and divided into 3; there's the story of the slave trade, the story of Wilberforce himself, and the history of the house, which is often overlooked. There is a lot... More 

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

informative and interesting place in a historic area of Hull. Next to the Mandela peace garden and Gandhi statue.

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England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Didnt have enough time to see everything, but what we did see was very informative. All free entry - well done hull museums

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Derbyshire, England
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118 reviews 118 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well documented history of slavery and its abolition. We remark on the genocide elsewhere, but slavery can be forgotten, yet it affected most of world trade, and certainly world wealth.

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corby
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

it may not be the biggest but well worth a visit very interesting nice helpfull staff so much to see and learn lots to look at loads to read such an interesting visit really enjoyed it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The museum quarter of Hull is really wonderful altogether - lots to see and all free! I particularly like the Wilberforce Museum as Ihe was such an amazing man who made such a great impact in history. The museum also has loads of info on Hull in general and slavery and human rights issues at this time.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Everything looks original, so real. friendly staff. A credit to the city of Hull. so close to the streetlife museum and the Arctic Corsair

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