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Wilberforce House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting Museum on Slavery

Free to visit museum that takes you through slavery through the ages and also the history of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brough, United Kingdom
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An insight into the slave industry

Another must place to visit, the home of William Wilberforce, if you dont know about him then look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, 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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All reviews slave trade great man his life modern slavery well worth a visit past and present subject matter lovely house free entry interesting place old town high street beautiful building interactive displays great place to visit visiting hull on display
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At first I wasn't sure what the history was behind this, but after visiting the house I found that you have to read a lot rather than see a lot.. There was a lot to tell but too much to read which made it not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daryl N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Free to visit museum that takes you through slavery through the ages and also the history of prevention. It was really quiet but lots of information on display. I wouldn't recommend taking children as there is little interaction for them but worth visiting otherwise.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must place to visit, the home of William Wilberforce, if you dont know about him then look him up. Then enjoy your visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ronaldcc2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited based on the recommendation of a BBC book of 100 places that shaped the UK. The museum is based in William Wilberforce’s family home & is now within a vibrant museum quarter in Hull. There is a wealth of information, set out attractively...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrisbH2241WA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this museum local history brought to life really brings home to you what people went through.A well set out museum again staff happy to chat and informative. Well worth a visit..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 187bex
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Cheap little day out. Not for little kids but might be ok educationally for the older ones, certainly good for adults. Every room is brimming with information, most a little hard to swallow considering the theme, slavery, but I think it’s good for everyone to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Caity H
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Our 11 year old and us two (mum n dad) loved it. Our 3 and 8 year old didn’t get as much from it. It was so informative and interesting. 8 year old liked the interactive parts but the meaning went over her head. Didn’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CalumM183
Reviewed 26 November 2018

A well presented and fitting tribute to the man. The subject of slavery is dealt with very thought provoking manner without becoming too emotive. Don't miss a walk around the outside garden a great place to reflect on the issues the museum presents.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Royvenables
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicola D
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31 May 2018|
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Response from susanproctor385 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sorry I hadn't spotted your question earlier.
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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!