Wilberforce House

Wilberforce House in Hull

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. How to find Wilberforce House? Wilberforce House is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It is near the Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums, next to the River Hull. Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a 15 to 20-minute walk away.

The nearest bus stop is Myton Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street. Wheelchair access to Wilberforce House is via the main entrance. The ground floor and majority of the first floor are fully accessible.

Three galleries on the first floor are not accessible via the lift. In addition, a number of thresholds are too narrow for larger electric wheelchairs.

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