- Wilberforce House
Wilberforce House is the birth place of
William Wilberforce, the famous abolitionist, and is located in High Street, Kingston upon Hull, England.
William Wilberforce was an MP who was most influential in the abolition of
slavery, which became his life's work. The house is now a museum, which showcases 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 £1.6m redevelopment, in time for the 200th anniversary of Wilberforce's Act of Parliamentabolishing the slave tradein the British Empire.
* [http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,95664&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Official site]
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