On the outskirts of Hull City Centre, in the Museums Quarter, lies Wilberforce House, the birthplace of famous campaigner against the slave trade William Wilberforce.
The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavey. Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture.
Permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce, including original costume. There are also many significant items linked to the campaign to abolish slavery.
Entrance to Wilberforce House is free of charge.
It's really easy to get to Wilberforce House by bus. It's just a 15 minute walk from the Interchange, plus there is a stop just around the corner on Alfred Gelder Street. Use our journey planner to find your next bus to Wilberforce House.
Wilberforce House is usually open 10am-4.30pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Please check with the museum before travelling in case opening hours are affected by events or holidays.
PLEASE NOTE: TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR REOPENING DATES