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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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Fight to end slavery

This is an excellent museum covering Wilberforce's fight to stop slavery. It is situated in his family home and much of the original building has been left in tact. The wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's a real eye opener into the slave trade so not for a jolly day out I did leave feeling very informed and educated which I enjoy but also very somber and had to shake that feeling off to enjoy the rest of our days holiday. I had a 3 year old and didn't like to explain to her some... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum covering Wilberforce's fight to stop slavery. It is situated in his family home and much of the original building has been left in tact. The wood paneling and floor boards are lovely to see, together with magnificent old fireplaces. A lift makes everything accessible

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is the house that Wilberforce lived in during his time acting against slavery and has been kept pretty much as was - apart from all the information stands around. A peaceful location from all the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and well worth a visit to see the realities of what was going on at the time,... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is located in the Museum quarter on the High Street and is free entry, the house is very old and has lovely gardens front and back. There is no furniture in the house. The rooms are dedicated to the history of the house, Williams life and family history and the slave trade past and present. The visit will... More 

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Swansea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

interesting visit to the home of w.w. nice enclosed garden that led to the georgian houses next door

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is where the mp Wilberforce started his stand on trying to abolish slavery. It is on High Street and only a short distance from the Transport museum. You can wander around the house and see how it would have looked in his lifetime. It is also nice to have a look around the gardens if the day is good... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Here we have the history of slavery abolished by a wise William Wilberforce. This museum is most probably a one off visit, but is worth every minute of your time.If you value freedom, this museum teaches that all men should be free are truly equal no matter your creed or colour. A great family visit one you will never forget.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The house is of a grand design. Lots of information regarding his life and the consequences regarding slavery. Personally there was far to much information to absorb. plenty of pictures and comments

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This museum was a real "step back in time" and full of absorbing facts and information. As you go round the house that William Wilberforce was born in you are constantly engaged with the details of the abolition of slavery and the life of Wilberforce plus other notable characters. The house is fully accessible for wheelchair users with a lift... More 

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HCandLHelp, Audience Development Officer at Wilberforce House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear about people's experiences at Wilberforce House. We hope you will visit Hull Culture & Leisure's other museums and hope you enjoyed your trip to Hull! More 

Hull
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Additional Information about Wilberforce House Museum

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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