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“Wilberforce House”

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 November 27, 2013

I visited here as a child and I loved it and this visit I expected my grandson to be as excited as I was but he was bored. Gone are the furnishings and artefacts that I remembered and told him about and instead are lots of information boards which tell you about the history, the slavery etc but it's not the same as it was and there feels as if the heart has gone from the house now, I think push button interactive information post would be better, you'd still get the information which are on the big boards but they wouldn't be so intimidating and overpowering and there would be room for the house and William Wilberforce's study to be put back to how it used to be, having said all this, there is no getting away from what this place stands for and the anti slavery message even in this day and age is a very powerful one

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

A story of Freedom told well. the Wilberforce museum is a small gem and is close to the Hull Old Town and other museums. Allow time to read and hear the displays.

1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is not the wilberforce house I remember.All the character has gone and it is now a dull and bring place full of boards that you just read.All of the things that made this one of the best museums in Hull to visit have gone. so sad

1  Thank Gadd2004
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Deep and the street museum and the Transport museum are all in a short walking distance from each other, along with Trinity Church. (Follow your nose if near Trinity Church and you should find a very nice Fish and Chip shop). When you go into Wilberforce House it is like stepping back in time containing the furniture of the time and information about William Wilberforce.

Thank James B
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I visited with someone native to the area and he said that they had spoiled the Wilberforce museum because formerly it had been laid out as a house and was much more interesting. I found it quite boring really compared to the other museums I've visited in Hull.

1  Thank Yerma
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