Wilberforce House Museum
Wilberforce House Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Step inside Hull’s oldest museum and discover hidden stories from the struggle against slavery. Wilberforce House was the birthplace of William Wilberforce, Hull’s famous anti-slavery campaigner. Now a historic museum, our galleries expose the realities of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies. Discover journals and artefacts that once belonged to William Wilberforce. Explore important items linked to slavery and abolition. And get a fascinating glimpse into the rich tapestry of West African culture. Due to their subject matter, some of the galleries upstairs contain images and content that may be particularly distressing for some people or inappropriate for younger audiences. This is primarily on the first floor galleries within the main house.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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STAMBRIDGE ELITE
15 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We found the museum very educational and interesting. All exhibits were very well presented. The history it gave was very enlightening and moving.
Written 27 November 2023
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Susan P
Wirral, UK3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Fabulous part of the Hull museum Quarter. We got the train from our holiday home in brough and walked up. What a great day out. Children from 14+ and adults spent a few hours overall. Really good day out.
Written 17 August 2023
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John Marriott
Bromborough, UK610 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We decided to visit the museum incase it’s rained so the staff was helpful and friendly so it was wheelchair friendly place ever for people with mobility issue with lift. The slave was really sad and heartbreaking but he used be in the government for Conservatives.
Written 17 July 2023
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HelenMR30
Horsforth, UK242 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
What an amazing museum this is. Packed with information and interesting artefacts. Very enlightening with so much background on the slave trade, politics and life at the time William Wilberforce lived.
There was so much more to see than I expected. So glad I visited.
Written 26 June 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,496 contributions
Aug 2022
Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, the great abolitionist campaigner. The front garden is named after Nelson Mandela and contains a statue of Wilberforce. It’s a shame the museum is currently closed to install a new heating system.
Written 1 September 2022
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Joe Savage
Wellingborough, UK71 contributions
Jun 2021
We visited this place for an hour. Would recommend to anyone visiting Kingston upon Hull, was very interesting.
Written 2 December 2021
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K B
24 contributions
Jan 2020
In the fantastic 'Museums Quarter' - an area of the Old Town that has three free-entry museums next to each other, plus the Arctic Corsair.
Wilberforce House is based on William Wilberforce, who lived in Hull at the time he fought for abolition of slavery. Displays in the house are decent, with information about slavery of the past *and* slavery of the present.
Written 8 October 2020
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PhilipLeic
Leicester, UK1,538 contributions
Mar 2020
House in museum quarter focussing on Wilberforce and anti-slavery. Two floors give information on Wilberforce and family and about slavery and anti-slavery movement. Worth a visit when in area. Have also visited museums on slavery in Liverpool and London docklands.
Written 13 March 2020
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John
15 contributions
Mar 2020
We found this museum interesting and loved the whole museum area in which it is situated. Wilberforce only lived in this house for a short time but there's a lot of information about the fight against slavery.
Written 7 March 2020
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vincenth1959
Harrogate, UK380 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Moving place, with lots of slavery and abolishionist material. Takes about 30mins to look around. Next to the Street Life Museum.
Written 5 March 2020
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Wilberforce House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30