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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1482 613902
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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous...

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. Admission to Wilberforce House is free. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery. Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. The permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce, including original costume. There are many significant items linked to slavery and the campaign to abolish it. Recently opened galleries contain wonderful displays of local crafstmanship, clock-making, Hull silver collection, the East Yorkshire Regiment and Edwardian Hull Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing

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Very interesting museum about the man

A good museum highlighting the life and work of William Wilberforce, especially of his campaign to end the slave trade. The house has interest of its own too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to see this house where the famous man lived. It is a beautiful building and though not large, architecturally very impressive both inside and out. The bonus is the exhibition on slavery inside and the story of how William Wilberforce devoted much of his life (and fortune) to it's abolition. It was a life long commitment and his... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many museums about our history tell you things in a way you can't take it all in. This museum presents information that's easy to follow. The displays are fascinating, but you need time and patience to absorb it. We planned a half hour visit but were there an hour and a half.

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Thank Frances W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Packed full of history regarding Hulls past with the abolition of slavery, everyone should visit here, whatever their colour or creed.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A hidden cornucopia of information paired with the breath taking horror of this county's history. The garden is a delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A good museum highlighting the life and work of William Wilberforce, especially of his campaign to end the slave trade. The house has interest of its own too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A house which rightly celebrates one of Yorkshire's greatest sons, at the top of Hull's Museum Quarter. We are told the story of Wilberforce's life, his conversion and his passionate espousal of the anti-slavery cause. We see some of his clothes, books and even his Madame Tussaud's waxwork. Then the history of slavery and the slave trade is told, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I shamefully haven't visited since I was a child when I didn't fully appreciate the importance of the man, the house and the museum. This time however, I fully absorbed every element and it is a wonderful experience. Free admission, friendly, helpful staff.

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

If you really want to take a step back in time then this attraction is the place to bring all the family. From the moment you walk in you really could imagine living in those times and from the education side it is a lesson to all the family. There is even a glass protected room where the man himself... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A very historical house of the man who abolished slavery its so informative and true to how it would have been in yester year the whole area has been well retained and its a great day out for the children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

So insightful and again free which I find amazing. I have visited many times but this time was so different. Although exceptionally interesting would have liked more of a museum feel with artefacts and remember when I visited as a child that the rooms were as they would have been back in the day....missed a bit of that.

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