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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Worthy

Although the story the museum it there to tell is very important and there are some clever and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David B
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Banbury
Jim & Anna in the Wilberforce

This is an excellent place to learn in detail about the life and times of this remarkable man and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jim T
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Alresford, 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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great man” (16 reviews)
“his life” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 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 613902
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the story the museum it there to tell is very important and there are some clever and inventive ways of communicating the information, it was not my favourite place to go. Though it is somewhere everyone should visit.

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent place to learn in detail about the life and times of this remarkable man and set in the house where he was born. Not only do you learn about slavery in his time but you come face to face with disturbing...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could whisk through quickly or you could spend quite long time reading the various display boards and looking at the exhibits. Again, i high standard, as with other Hull museums.

Thank davidbsmallwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

An insight to William Wilberforce and the Anti Slavery Movement .The exhibits are quite disturbing sometimes. How people could treat fellow human beings like this astounds me.

Thank Oldagetravellers67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent exhibition of how the slave trade began and how William Wilberforce as the MP of Hull work against the odds to get it abolished. A must to visit and its free.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously, the museum focuses on the slave trade, so is depressing. But the information is well presented, and it is uplifting to learn more about the great man.

Thank parky210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, campaigner against the slave trade. The museum tells the story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Educational experience.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another free museum in hull, didn't find it as good as the street life but worth a visit. Interesting about the slave trade makes you think.

Thank curlystuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some Australian friends round & they loved it - so much interesting detail well set out - & all set in such a beautiful house so full of amazing history - perfectly located in the old town with lovely garden overlooking the river &...More

Thank Jillyb533
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First on my list for sure and I could have spent longer here. I believe I know most of the history about how Wilberforce was instrumental in ending the slave trade but I still learnt a few facts. It was humbling to be here.

Thank RickieJ
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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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