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Wilberforce House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting and Unique to Hull

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicola D
Hessle, United Kingdom
Very informative

This tells the story of William Wilberforce and his and others contribution to the abolition of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette S
Newcastle, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited Hull before. We had explained the brief history of William Wilberforce, former Hull MP and his campaign to abolish slavery, and we had seen his statue outside. They...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice museum, well laid out and certainly roomy. Plenty of information on the era but oft-repeated in a number of rooms. However it is free and certainly a nice setting

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tells the story of William Wilberforce and his and others contribution to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It also explains modern slavery. We found it very interesting and informative. It's free too.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting staff were friendly & helpful answering any questions you may ask ..I have visited many times having lived in hull all my life but there seems something new to learn on every visit best of all all museums are free in hull !!...More

Thank 309traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must for anyone with an interest in the sterling work done by Wilberforce in the abolition of the slave trade, against many commercial operations which had a vested interest in the continuation of this abysmal practice. Some of the rooms within...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so here, learning about the house, his life and the slave trade. A definate must, I'd go again.

Thank lindacwonderwoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good layout not only about Wilberforce but also about the history of slavery ( not only from Africa but also from other parts of the world) There’s a room showing where Wilberforce was born and also the family library Most of the information is...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it takes you in to a world long forgotten and seldom talked about , the educational value of this place is worth the visit alone , well layed and immaculate presentation

Thank Flash C
Reviewed 14 September 2018

A chance to visit the house of a pioneer of the abolitionism of slavery. This museum is free, but please give what you can afford.

Thank David L
Reviewed 6 September 2018

What better place to go during the Freedom Festival than to celebrate the city's great citizen and slave trade abolitionist in this museum. It is situated in an architecturally interesting house and thoroughly gives a survey of slavery both at the time of Wilberforce and...More

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31 May 2018|
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Response from susanproctor385 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sorry I hadn't spotted your question earlier.
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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!