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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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it ok as a one off

it gate to see but always stays the same it good for your kids two see schools visit here two well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
andycowles49
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Famed for his work against the Slave Trade the preservation of his home gives you an insight not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JednSasha
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Stoke-on-Trent, 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 good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 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 300300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

it gate to see but always stays the same it good for your kids two see schools visit here two well if you like to see thing like this id pop here as a one off

Thank andycowles49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Famed for his work against the Slave Trade the preservation of his home gives you an insight not only into his life but that of the period with so much "untouched" for all these years, well worth a visit to see how they lived back...More

Thank JednSasha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were doing Hull in a day as up there for another event, and enjoyed this very much. Great to walk around the house he was born in and to learn more about his life, and also some things about the slave trade we had...More

Thank Joanna C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another free place in hull. This place a must visit place in the whole of Hull because it tells us the history about a man called William Wlberforce who lived in Hull and also how he served Hull and Yorkshire as MP. Also this museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wilberforce House is housed in two adjoining buildings and the buildings alone are worth seeing. Inside the museum is all the history of the slave trade and it makes you wonder how people could be treated the way the slaves where. There is also a...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in a stunning building which has some wonderful interior features. The exhibits are well laid out with easy to read information. The whole place felt bright and modern even though it’s in an old house. It was a glorious sunny day which...More

Thank TheRelfster
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who do not know William Wilberforce was one of the biggest supporter of the bills to end slavery and fought to end this barbaric trade in his lifetime. His house is a testament to the man and his goals to rid the world...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum in two old houses, very good information about the subject, really makes you think about modern slavery

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a good exhibition although I felt it did repeat some aspects. The house is lovely and the history of it also. It does have some very key messages to us and that is why it is very worth a visit not only to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice place made you think about things going in here what its surposed to do i think can spend about a hour here

Thank Keith S
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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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