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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 613902
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 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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Interesting and informative

We visited the museum and we were positively impressed by its nature and information that was provided. There was a lot of information about slavery and how this has been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ioulia Z
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting Museum with information about William Wilberforce and his family and the abolishment of slaves. There is also a section on cycles and motor cycles trains and trams.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hull city council usually do a great job with the galleries and museums in the City but this time I think they have got it wrong. Wilberforce House is what it says on the tin - the home of the anti slavery campaigner William Willberforce. Its free of charge and still worth a look but it has been refurbished in... More 

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Thank mplooney
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used to go often as a child loved it but after going after the refurbishment I was a little disappointed but still enjoyed it

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Thank Stephen A
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

William Wilberforce was born into a wealthy and privileged family, but was a 'naughty boy' by all accounts,reformed by his faith and became closely associated with the abolition of slavery. This handsome 18th century townhouse was his birthplace and is home to artefacts relating to his life and work. He is one of Hull's most famous sons and such an... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvellous museum with plenty of information you can access yourself, staff walking round checking to see if anyone needs assistance

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want further information about the Slave Trade, Hull and William Wilberforce this is the place to go. Only a small museum but well put together and interesting.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very important historical museum for anyone concerned with not just afro/Caribbean history but for world freedom and Hull's history in general. To have someone as influential as Wilberforce to come from Hull is an honour and a must visit place for anyone.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum and we were positively impressed by its nature and information that was provided. There was a lot of information about slavery and how this has been affecting people from ancient years to even our days. I have to admit I was pretty sad and found it quite intense as it refers to a very sensitive subject... More 

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Thank Ioulia Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, was a bit apprehensive with this one as the subject matter is a sensitive one and sometimes the subject matter can be overwhelming. However the whole experience was a real gem and a look into life of a great man and his many friends and influences so absorbing we spent nearly 4hrs here so that should give you an... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited ,has we walked round the museums their . Great building , some intresting displays , very informative , a few more displays would be nice . But never the less a good place to go .

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