Wilberforce House Museum

Local nameWilberforce House Museum
LocationKingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, the British politician, abolitionist and social reformer, located in the High Street, Kingston upon Hull, England. Like the nearby Blaydes House and Maister House, the building was formerly a Merchant's house with access to quayside on the River Hull. It is now part of Hull's Museums Quarter incorporating the Nelson Mandela garden.William Wilberforce was MP for Kingston upon Hull and was most influential in the abolition of slavery in Great Britain and its colonies, which became his life's work. The house is now a museum showcasing the life and work of one of Hull's most famous sons. It is also classified as a Grade I listed building. The museum re-opened on 25 March 2007, after a two-year £1.6 million redevelopment, in time for the 200th anniversary of Wilberforce's Act of Parliament abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilberforce_House

Coordinates 53°44'39.406" N -0°19'47.437" E

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