Wilberforce House Museum

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Wilberforce House Museum explores the history of slavery, abolition and the legacy of slavery today. It is the birthplace of slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce.

The house has recently re-opened after a multi-million-pound refurbishment and it now forms the centrepiece in the city’s commemorations of the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. It aims to make slavery and abolition relevant to Hull and its visitors.

Part of the Designated Collections of national importance relating to the city and region of Kingston upon Hull are on display here.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 13.30-16.30
Last admission 15 minutes prior to closure.

Admission charges


Additional info

Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • William Wilberforce
  • Designated Collection
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Global Citizens - Make an Impact!


Campaign! Make an Impact is a British Library developed programme that uses history to inspire young people into active citizenship. This resource covers topics such as diversity, campaigning, inter-dependency, discrimination, human rights, fair trade and modern day slavery.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

The Message - Creative Campaigning


This learning journey looks at artworks produced by supporters of the anti-slavery movement and highlights the success of such objects in bringing the horrors of the slave trade to the attention of the public.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

William Wilberforce


Find out about Hull´s most famous son, William Wilberforce - plus an interactive


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Wilberforce House Museum
Wilberforce House
25 High Street
East Yorkshire






01482 613902


01482 613710

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