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Wilberforce House Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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A return after many years

I visited this museum with a German friend who was unfamiliar with the Wilberforce story. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Interesting and Unique to Hull

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nicola D
Hessle, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum with a German friend who was unfamiliar with the Wilberforce story. The museum is well presented, authentic and the story is horrifying. One could say it should be mandatory for every secondary school student in the UK to visit - the...More

Thank Royvenables
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited Hull before. We had explained the brief history of William Wilberforce, former Hull MP and his campaign to abolish slavery, and we had seen his statue outside. They...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed October 5, 2018

A nice museum, well laid out and certainly roomy. Plenty of information on the era but oft-repeated in a number of rooms. However it is free and certainly a nice setting

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This tells the story of William Wilberforce and his and others contribution to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It also explains modern slavery. We found it very interesting and informative. It's free too.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

very interesting staff were friendly & helpful answering any questions you may ask ..I have visited many times having lived in hull all my life but there seems something new to learn on every visit best of all all museums are free in hull !!...More

Thank 309traveller
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This museum is a must for anyone with an interest in the sterling work done by Wilberforce in the abolition of the slave trade, against many commercial operations which had a vested interest in the continuation of this abysmal practice. Some of the rooms within...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour or so here, learning about the house, his life and the slave trade. A definate must, I'd go again.

Thank lindacwonderwoman
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Very good layout not only about Wilberforce but also about the history of slavery ( not only from Africa but also from other parts of the world) There’s a room showing where Wilberforce was born and also the family library Most of the information is...More

Thank SGC60
Reviewed September 20, 2018

it takes you in to a world long forgotten and seldom talked about , the educational value of this place is worth the visit alone , well layed and immaculate presentation

Thank Flash C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A chance to visit the house of a pioneer of the abolitionism of slavery. This museum is free, but please give what you can afford.

Thank David L
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May 30, 2018|
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Response from susanproctor385 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sorry I hadn't spotted your question earlier.
Jackie H
March 9, 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!