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“Interesting and Informative”

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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Gives a good insight into Wilberforce and his involvement in the abolition of slavery. Well written panels tell the story from start to finish in a way that all ages could understand.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a must if you are visiting Hull and to be in the former home of William Wilberforce see the life like model of William Wilberforce and learn the part he played in bringing down salvery.
Set in the home and gardens in the museum quarter.

Thank wilke12
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

since this as had an update for me it has lost its appeal as a museum. when i visited as a child well before its redevelopment it had a visual effect of how the slaves where transported. This has all gone and been replaced with boards with lots of writing and has little atmosphere.

3  Thank paul w
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The intimacy of this family home makes the story of William Wilberforce all the more powerful.A giant of a man. Suggest that this is a MUST visit for any parent wanting to open the eyes of their children.

Thank FrederickFitties
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

One of a bunch of museums in the same area and great to do at the same time. Very informative and staff friendly and helpful

Thank Dandy71Hull
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