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Wilberforce House Museum

23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Well-organised displays relating to different aspects of slavery & the slave trade

Although you couldn't describe a visit here as a truly enjoyable experience, because of the rather... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

I knew roughly Wilberforce's story but to be in his house and learn more about slavery itself was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
23 - 25 High St, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew roughly Wilberforce's story but to be in his house and learn more about slavery itself was both fascinating and at times shocking to see how cruel the trade was. In the museum quarter of the Old Town so a great (free entry) day...More

Thank beniboozer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an informative and interesting review of slavery and its abolition but reminds us that slavery is still present in the world. Interesting info about the house and Hull in the time of Wilberforce. Everyone should visit here at least once.

Thank bridgespotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boring, totally boring, I would find a knitting needle museum more interesting than here. Honestly this place has not got one single piece of appeal, save your time and give this place a miss to avoid disappointment.

Thank Evelyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Museum with masses of information about the historic slave trade. If anything there was too much info for the space available and there was so much on display you couldnt appreciate it as much as Wilberforces birthplace and house. Also there was not much...More

Thank chilton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge and varied information on the abolition of salvery in the UK. Very intersting and something everyone should know. The house itself is also intersting and beautiful

Thank bankesprice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No-one can find the UK's slavery industry shocking anymore, but its abolishment was nonetheless interesting, and the museum gently points out that slavery isn't over yet...

Thank ManorRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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!