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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Very moving to see the man who abolished slavery

Good range of artefacts regarding Wilberforce including short films from various people involved in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Excellent display and artefacts to illuminate the life and work of William Wilberforce

Another free Museum in Hull. This tells the story of William Wilberforce's life and work to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Coventry, 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 good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Reviewed yesterday

Good range of artefacts regarding Wilberforce including short films from various people involved in the slave trade's perspective. The museum also doesn't airbrush him and mentions his reluctance to embrace the trades union movement

Thank gailSheringham
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another free Museum in Hull. This tells the story of William Wilberforce's life and work to eradicate slavery. It includes his diaries,plantation records and personal stories. It has documentation of modern slavery today as well. It was interesting to note the way women were targeted...More

Thank marg826
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a stroll around this museum and was pleasantly surprised, very well laid out clearly signed with lots of little historical extras you probably do not know about. both inside and out this little gem of a place is worth visiting. (also alongside the Streetlife...More

1  Thank TC0241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much worth a visit in the Old Town. The staff here are excellent very friendly and helpful. The museum is free to enter with no pressure to donate. However we did donate in order to help upkeep this wonderful historic home.

Thank theharrogatelady
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden treasure in High Street, Hull, home to William Wilberforce, MP & Anti Slavery stalwart. Exhibits of a barbaric time in British history.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very pleasant wander round the marina and 'old town' of Hull I had some spare time before a meeting so wandered into the Wilberforce museum. I ended up being late for my meeting as I got engrossed in the exhibits and the story...More

Thank RMcM50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents would take us to the museums on a regular basis and we throughly enjoy the days out and Wilberforce house was one of the best full of history and quite spooky with the old man sat in his chair as you looked through...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I am fully admiring of the work of William Wilberforce, I found this museum a hard sell to my 11 year old museum addict. It was so full of boards of information, with lots of historical fact. She is an avid reader but found...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old house crammed full of exhibits that explain in huge detail the business of slavery (with information on the on-going trade today), the life and times of William Wilberforce and the family house. The museum has recently been re-vamped with lots of clever presentations...More

Thank Nellyginrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst concentrating on the Wilberforce campaigns and legacy, it was a pleasant change in a museum of this ilk to note the references to the roles of African community leaders in selling humans to the slave trade boat captains and emphasising that the slave trade...More

Thank KBofLB
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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!