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Wilberforce House

Wilberforce House

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Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, Hull MP and slavery abolitionist whose campaign made the establishment of Freetown (Sierra Leone) possible. The story behind William Wilberforce's campaign is told through fascinating items including his journal, plantation records and personal stories.

Hull is the UK's city of freedom. William Wilberforce - was a leading light of the anti-slavery movement and the city's involvement with modern human rights issues continues today through the work of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation.

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Opening details

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 until 16:30.
Sunday from 11:00 until 16:00.



23-25 High Street,



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Map reference: TA 102288  Lat: 53.74428 Long: -0.32970

By Road:
North A1079 into city centre. West, M62/A1/M1 come into Hull M62/A63, follow signs for city centre.

By Public Transport:
Follow the street signs for the Museums Quarter in Hull's Old Town.


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