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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Fantastic museum

Really interesting and thought provoking museum. It's not really very interactive, and is mainly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Needed to spend more time

I visited prior to attending the Hull Truck Theatre so only had an hour to spare. Sadly not enough... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wakefield, 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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting and thought provoking museum. It's not really very interactive, and is mainly reading and pictures, so not the place to bring young children. It was a shame that a group of terribly behaved children arrived while we were there, as they not their...More

Thank Catherine2311
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited prior to attending the Hull Truck Theatre so only had an hour to spare. Sadly not enough time to fully appreciate the effort the museum has made in explaining the history of slavery and so much more. So many interesting facts. I didn't...More

Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my what a interesting museum,but again very very sad,mans inhumanity to man,quite upsetting in places with regards to slavery,but it did happen..A beautiful house.

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wilberforce museum is situated in the original Wilberforce house, and has a wealth of information about the slave trade and the actions to have it abolished. Whereas I laud the work of Mr Wilberforce in this respect, I couldn't help feeling that it was...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum has carefully told the story of slavery and the impact which William Wilberforce had on its abolition. It is told in such a way as to show the effects on Africa, the West Indies and Britain but also showed the conditions which the...More

Thank Bessacarrman
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Does a good job providing an introduction to slavery - historic and up through current day. Accessible to both children and adults. Be sure to give the museum the time and thoughtfulness it warrants.

Thank Zenlibrarian
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I never realised such horrors existed or still do for that matter. It is easy to see why WW left such a legacy and still does to this day. The examination and fight against slavery from the early 1900's until today is a shaneful story...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I had a day off so I went to Wilberforce house in my home city I learned a lot from my time at the museum well worth a visit

Thank Philipguest
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Went here because of Wilberforce's campaign against slavery. Very interesting and informative Free entry.

Thank seebee1609
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Although you couldn't describe a visit here as a truly enjoyable experience, because of the rather dark and serious subject matter of the displays, this is a very well-organised and informative museum - with free entry, similar to the other nearby Hull municipal museums and...More

Thank Peter W
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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!