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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: 441482613902
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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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Plenty to see in the quarter

Part of a trio of museums in the quarter in the High Street. Was short on time when we visited but looked very interesting. Told the story of the abolishment of slavery. Try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Fareham
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Fareham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of a trio of museums in the quarter in the High Street. Was short on time when we visited but looked very interesting. Told the story of the abolishment of slavery. Try the mulberries on the trees in the garden - delicious.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A subject that is difficult to present with sensitivity. The museum manages to get the message across and has lots of interesting anecdotes and facts which allows you to enjoy what is a terrible part of human history. Great staff. Very informative and helpful.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit and learn about modern and ancient slavery. The house also has history on Wilberforce and his fight on slavery. The museum also has few collections from the Holy Trinity Church such as silver which were used for holy communion in the 1200's. Inside the building is also history of the wall clock and the history on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this very interesting with several aspects of slavery I did not know. The regimental room was very good. Another free museum but I don't think it would keep the children amused as the other free museums

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made this the first stop on a city break to Hull as it was slightly quieter than the neighbouring museums, it being a school holiday. The museum has been put together very well indeed, with the space used thoughtfully. The contexts of Wilberforce and the house itself are set before the exhibitions broaden into a wider exploration of slavery past... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative place to learn the life of William Wilberforce and the history of slavery and it's abolition. Easy to follow displays, interesting building and lovely gardens. It is also free, which was fantastic. Friendly staff. One small note this is perhaps not the best place for small children. Our visit was hampered by screaming children who were banging drums... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where Wm willberforce lived and worked and you can walk around easily and feel the house and its presence in our countrys history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained period property- once home to William Wilberforce- now a museum. Very interesting and Well worth a visit when in Hull.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a fantastic insight into the life of William Wilberforce and how he stopped the slave trade. Located right next door to the Streetlife transport museum.

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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fancy living in a house like this all those years ago when people were living in slums. Fascinating to see how people lived. The staircase alone in Wilberforce house is a sight in iitself. Sat in his study is a great exhibit of Wilberforce himself. As a child I used to wonder whether this is where he was plotting to... More 

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