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 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4.30pm

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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The Art Club – Every Monday - 9th October 2017


Join Artist Bill Brown for this weekly informal art workshop in the beautiful setting of Wilberforce House Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new tricks and tips whilst working on their own project each week.   £4 per person, payable on the day – (participants must provide their …