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Wilberforce House Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 16, 2012

As with the other Hull museums, this is a wonderful insight into the history of Hull, William Wilberforce and slavery. All of the museums in Hull are free to visit and the staff will help you with any questions. I go at least once a year and there is always something to learn. I've taken friends from all over the UK to visit and they are all extremely envious and impressed.

Thank FizzUk
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A very interesting place about the history of the horrible trading in human life.William Wilberforce was a credit to the human race for his great achievement in abolishing the trade in humans for the purpose of slavery,a great man.

1  Thank b j w
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

i found it really interesting how life used to be in willberforces time and how hard life must have been

1  Thank susan r
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

It is has it has always been, you can see how he lived. Why has he got a great big statue, because he was a man of purpose. If you want to know what slavery was all about, visit her and you will get your eyes opened.

1  Thank Valyourpal
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This used to be a fantastic attraction. The home of William Wilberforce, it had the feel of being his home downstairs and upstairs there was a lifelike mock-up of a slave ship and a slavery exhibition. Then it was 'renovated' or rather ruined. It's still worth a visit but all the lovely old panelling has been covered by boards to read about slavery and modern day slavery. In my opinion this could have been put outside in an out building with the house being given a bit of TLC instead. Such a shame.

5  Thank Joan V
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