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Wilberforce House

  • Built / Designed For: Lister family

    House & Family History: Built in the 17th century as a merchant's townhouse, the house is today a museum that celebrates William Wilberforce, who was born here in 1759. Wilberforce was an MP, social reformer, and abolitionist who is most noted for his 1807 act of parliament that abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.

  • Architect: William Catlyn

    Date: Circa 1656
    Designed: House for Lister family
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Country Life: CIX, 938, 1951.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: No Park

  • "Amazing Grace" (2006).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Lister family, 17th century. William Wilberforce, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum

    Ownership Details: Since 1903 owned by the Hull City Council, who operate it as Wilberforce House Museum.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01482-300-300

    Email: info@hullcc.gov.uk

    Website: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

    Historic Houses Member: No