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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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interesting

nice place made you think about things going in here what its surposed to do i think can spend... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keith S
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
A must visit

In the museum quarter, so lots to do in the area, we arrived there at 4pm, so had little time to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve G
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed yesterday

nice place made you think about things going in here what its surposed to do i think can spend about a hour here

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the museum quarter, so lots to do in the area, we arrived there at 4pm, so had little time to finish the tour. However there was so much to take in, we are planning a future trip back there next week to be able...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The old building is very interesting in itself, but the story of the end of slavery brought about by Wilberforce & others is told well. Except of course, there still is slavery today and that's the shocking message that you leave with.

Thank FMW13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays are well laid out and help the visiitor to understand the slavery trade and the wonderful work of William Wilberforce - a must to visit if in the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great that it is free and on same site as other museums. 14 year old very interested as he is covering this at school.

Thank Edwin P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

William Wilberforce was instrumental in pushing the Bill in Parliament to stop the slave trade. This museum is very educational about the slave trade and the terrible treatment metered out to the slaves. A very sobering experience, but well worth a visit. Entry is free.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen many exhibitions on slavery tortured history -- from Liverpool to Washington D.C. This is perhaps the best. The curation gave a sense not only of Wilberforce's role in stopping the slavery trade but also the wider context of historical events and sadly, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive building which is well-preserved with original features. Good factual information about the Slave Trade and personal stories from those involved.

1  Thank susanproctor385
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been born in hull. This house and everything in it. Has been part of my childhood and something to be very proud off. But now it is full of poster boards and tv screens. Such a dissappointed to house this special house used to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hugely interesting and very nicely presented...moving and humbling. One of the many fine museums in hull that should be better known

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Jackie H
9 March 2017|
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Response from HCandLHelp | Property representative |
Good Morning. Entrance to Wilberforce House (and all other museum and gallery sites operated by Hull Culture & Leisure) is free. Hope to see you soon!
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