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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: 01482 613 902
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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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Makes you think about the present as well as the past

As well as informing visitors of the past slave trade there is a section regarding how slavery is still a problem in our modern times. I could not bring myself to do all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As well as informing visitors of the past slave trade there is a section regarding how slavery is still a problem in our modern times. I could not bring myself to do all the exhibitions and I missed out the ones that I think displayed mans inhumanity to man. Located in a beautiful building and lovely garden area.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An in depth study of the slave trade and Wilberforce's efforts to abolish it. A must for all, William Wilberforce is a local hero to the people of Kingston upon Hull.

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hull yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

we had not been here for a few years and having friends visting form south Yorkshire we took the time to have a look and well worth it was very educational and a good learning curve

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
84 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This venue provides an educational insight into slavery and its ultimate abolition. However, it is a pity that it doesn't feel that has preserved the feel of wilberforce's home.

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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

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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5 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
91 helpful votes 91 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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