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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
01482 613 902
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: Birthplace of William Wilberforce, who fought to abolish slavery in the 18th century.
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Bologna, Italy
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Wilberforce House is a very informative museum. It deals more with the slavery and its abolition rather than with Wilberforce himself (which I found a bit disappointing). Probably children will find it a bit boring. I loved it. The house itself is very nice.

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Philpstoun, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit not only for the history of slavery, but also about the man, the architecture of the building, the books in his library, some of which are public domain on the internet, and also about where in the world slavery happens today. Some of the everyday items he have or drink come from modern day slavery.... More

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So much info on William Wilberforce and his life and work! So easy and interesting. The upgrade has made this museum one to go and see!

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well set out museum in Wilberforce's birth house. Lots of information presented in a very accessible way. Modern slavery display very good too. Shame there was nowhere to leave our heavy back packs - get some lockers!

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Brough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Part of the Museums Quarter, this beautiful old building, the birthplace and home of William Wilberforce himself, is so worth a visit. I was taken here many times myself when I was a little girl by my Grandfather, and I loved it then and I love it still. I learned who Wilberforce was, how he changed the course of slavery,... More

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nottingham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum really brings history to life. Excellent exhibits and clearly written information, so much to see and read

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had fun here and granddaughter loves visiting all the museums the staff were very helpful and freindly

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

How interesting can a museum be, my Grandson and I were completely spellbound, about this amazing man.

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Southampton
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Presenting the story of slavery - and its abolition by Parliament - is not an easy task. It would be easy to be simplistic, or to put visitors off. This museum manages to be honest without getting unnecessarily heavy in its displays. As well as the history of slavery - right through to the present time - there is also... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The thought that humans were once treated in such a terrible way is well illustrated in this first class historic building.

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