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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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Loved the mixture of exhibits- seeing the home of Wilberforce , finding out about his life and work... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
carolkite
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
I love this place.

I have been here many times over the years, first as a day trip for myself when I was younger and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (98 reviews)
“great man” (17 reviews)
“his life” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 300300
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the mixture of exhibits- seeing the home of Wilberforce , finding out about his life and work and of course gaining insights into the salvery in UK and those who worked to abolish it. The gardens were beautiful - well worth a visit, and...More

Thank carolkite
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times over the years, first as a day trip for myself when I was younger and have then gone on to bring my own child, family members and trips with work over the years. The history is amazing and really...More

Thank Neomi T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very well laid out and compact. A great way to spend an hour or two. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A museum that not only deals with Wilberforce and his battle to abolish slavery in parliament,but also were the slaves came from, their harrowing lives. A great educational experience.

Thank Sid N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is in the "museum quarter" of Hull, so you can see four museums on one visit - although I spent a good hour at the birth place of Wilberforce and could have spent longer. The house itself is impressive, although there is little...More

Thank Roland D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it gate to see but always stays the same it good for your kids two see schools visit here two well if you like to see thing like this id pop here as a one off

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Famed for his work against the Slave Trade the preservation of his home gives you an insight not only into his life but that of the period with so much "untouched" for all these years, well worth a visit to see how they lived back...More

Thank JednSasha
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were doing Hull in a day as up there for another event, and enjoyed this very much. Great to walk around the house he was born in and to learn more about his life, and also some things about the slave trade we had...More

Thank Joanna C
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Another free place in hull. This place a must visit place in the whole of Hull because it tells us the history about a man called William Wlberforce who lived in Hull and also how he served Hull and Yorkshire as MP. Also this museum...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Wilberforce House is housed in two adjoining buildings and the buildings alone are worth seeing. Inside the museum is all the history of the slave trade and it makes you wonder how people could be treated the way the slaves where. There is also a...More

Thank Peter T
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tykeone1
May 30, 2018|
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Response from mgsnorwich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, cannot remember. But it does not have any cafeteria facilities which might imply that it does not.
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Jackie H
March 9, 2017|
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Response from HCandLHelp | Property representative |
Good Morning. Entrance to Wilberforce House (and all other museum and gallery sites operated by Hull Culture & Leisure) is free. Hope to see you soon!
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