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“Fascinating experience”

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: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Startrek123456
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"past and present"
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"subject matter"
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"old town"
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"free entry"
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"high street"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Enjoyed visiting this House and Museum, It is well presented and covers quite a range of topics. We felt it could be improved by having staff available in the halls to answer questions but financial restraints are probably the issue here. The museum has free admittance and is located in the midst of other types of museum which makes an ideal for family visits where children need to be kept entertained. We also managed to park almost outside and it was school holidays!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The building from the exterior is a fine looking building as you walk through the front gates. Into the passage way you turn right into the house proper and start your tour. It is very, very informative and being to much to explain here. You also get to see panelled walls and interesting fireplaces. Being on limited time I was still able to absorb the plight of the slaves, how they were shipped (animals were treated better) and the whole business was for PROFIT....I highly recommend you go and see, it is well presented. Another bonus-it's free to enter but you can leave a donation should you wish.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Tells the story of the fight to abolish slavery and is highly informative and a very pleasurable way to spend an afternoon

Thank DeeTee1950
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

What an excellent little commenarative museum dedicated to one of Hull's famous people. The House has quite a history of W Wilberfoce and his achievments to erradicate slavery. Well worth the visit.

Thank Michael P
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