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Wilberforce House Museum

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Address: 23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1482 613902
11:00 - 16:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous...

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

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Very interesting local history

Another one of Hulls fine and interesting museums. A good day out for all and surrounded by other fine and interesting museums in the city.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another one of Hulls fine and interesting museums. A good day out for all and surrounded by other fine and interesting museums in the city.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is extremely good. The displays located in every room of the museum are informative and there are enough little 'games' and brightly coloured interesting facts to keep any young children engaged as well as longer narratives, videos and pictures to give you a real sense of the atrocities of the slave trade. The museum, located in Hull's museum... More 

Thank James A
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had quite a gap between visits and the displays have been revamped with more information boards than before. There is a virtual William Wilberforce telling his story which is a bit spooky but otherwise very good and like all Hull Museum quarter it's FREE. Enjoy.

Thank Margaret W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is excellent. It has had a makeover and the exhibits more sanitised than we remembered. However, it is very well done and certainly worth visiting.

Thank pauline r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously of historical significance - yet not nearly as interestingly laid out as the museum next door. For adults there is a lot of information here and the display cabinets do give you an idea of the horrors of being a slave and the amazing work of Wilberforce in the abolition of slavery. However the museum next door shows you... More 

Thank goodtogethome
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting and very accessible in all dimensions. Life, times and achievements of William Wilberforce depicted with clarity and care. Slavery and fight for its abolition told very movingly.

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well thought out and now part of the new 'museum quarter'. Great electronic 'guide' and well planned displays. Also more materials about the general resistance and alternative movements Hull is so proud of. A 'must see'

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wilberforce house is a nice interesting museum. Plenty to see and do. This was my first visit in many years, I seem to remember it as a much more interesting place when all the exhibits relating to the slave trade were there to be seen

Thank melvindapa
Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the exhibitions, a bit daunting to see what the Slaves went through. I really admired why william will error e achieved and it story of his home and his life as inspirational to say the least. Hull city council have done. Good job here. It's good to sit in the gardens and take. Walk along the riverside s... More 

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to love this museum when i was younger but disappointed now.not the same with no furniture just cabinets

Thank Sandra S

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