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“disappointing”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Luckily this was free entry otherwise I would have regarded it as a complete waste of money.
The renovations have certainly ruined what was a wonderful place to visit. I agree with other reviewers it has lost its appeal and gone are the original artefacts that used to deliver a seriously bloody nose to the curious. The shock value made it more poignant.
The only things downstairs of any interest was some of William's clothes and his family bible.
Upstairs is terrible, hardly anything up there apart from boards covered in writing that looks boring even to an adult let alone children/ school groups.
The whole place took about 30 mins max and the staff just stood about talking.
Would not recommend.

3  Thank Beatrice-TA
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great location, interesting museum - a bit basic at times but worth a visit as is down the historic high street, which has three museums and three or four historic watering holes

Thank JoeHullUK
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I went here with my girlfriends family and found the house very well kept, the gardens at the back are very well looked after. The museum wasn't particularly busy, and I visited on a Saturday afternoon so that was astonishing. There is no rush to get through the exhibits and there is plenty of interactive displays and activities spread throughout the building. Although the exhibit is free I recommend donating because it is a worthwhile visit.

Thank Jordan S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A really good place to visit, take the kids at least once it is both educational and gives you a real taste of history.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Very informative and interesting, and staff respecting the need for time to be spent at the exhibits without any pressure to move on. Fee admission also.

Thank gerry293
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