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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Tick-Tock - 31st October 2018


Taking inspiration from the clocks in Georgian Houses and make a decorative grandfather clock! Set your time and don’t be late, come to this workshop and have timeless fun!   Free, drop-in