Wilberforce House Museum

Humber Museums Partnership - Wilberforce House Museum

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. The museum tells the story of the trans-Atlantic 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 also many significant items linked to slavery and the campaign to abolish it.

Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing

Wilberforce House Museum is open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday)

Admission to Wilberforce House Museum is free.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.


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Flower Power - 8th August 2018


William Wilberforce used to walk around with flowers in his pocket – take inspiration from the Wilberforce garden and create your own flower. Free, drop in

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Animal Magic - 15th August 2018


Wilberforce loved animals and was a co-founder of the RSPCA. Take inspiration from him and create your own animal mask to take home. Free, drop in

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Time Troopers – Jungle Beats - 8th September 2018


Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Make your own African instrument and get down to the beat.   …