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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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Anyone interested in the history of abolition of slavery must see this historic site. In the grounds there is a bust of Mahatma Gandhi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Hull
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This used to be an amazing museum but it has been stripped bare and is now dull.Who ever thought this was a good idea must be mad.Too many boards of endless words will not capture the imagination of youngsters and I was disappointed.

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Nelson, Lancs, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction is Free. If you're into history then this is a good place for you. Not only is the building interesting and historic, the whole story of William Wilberforce is too. Lots to see. One of those places you can spend a lot or little time in. The Streetlife Museum next door is also worth a visit, and is... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's still an informative place that tells you of the horrors of the slave trade but it's not a patch on what it used to be ! I can't understand why it was changed ???!! Yes before it was slightly spooky when you used to walk through a room with dummies of slaves crammed together on a ship but I... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I learned a lot through the excellent exhibitions. Until my visit to the museum, my understanding of slavery was based mostly on british classical book rather than historical facts.

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Hull England
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Anyone interested in the history of abolition of slavery must see this historic site. In the grounds there is a bust of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good information and well laid out showing various aspects of slavery and the good work Mr Wilberforce did.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was an interesting and very informative museum detailing the horrendous history of slavery as well as documenting the horrific story of modern day slavery. It is definitely worth a visit even if just to educate us on the horrors that people faced and still face today.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Humbling, interesting, thought provoking. While I knew of William Wilberforce and what he achieved, this museum really brought it home. So glad we went.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The museum is housed in the birth place of William Wilberforce, the slavery abolitionist and possibly Hull’s most famous son. It provides lots of information not only about the history of the slave trade, together with a collection of artefacts, but also about Wilberforce the man and his long career. It really is a humbling experience - how badly people... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Excellent museum and a must if you visit the old town. Makes you realise what is still going on in parts of the world. Free admission too.

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Additional Information about Wilberforce House Museum

Address: Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: 01482 613 902
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Kingston-upon-Hull
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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