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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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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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"history lesson"
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 reality that slavery continues even today. Good curation. It troubles your conscience -- as it should.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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 be.

Thank bear4bailey
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