Follow the Wilberforce Trail

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Navigate the cobbled streets and discover the fascinating past of Hull’s most famous MP William Wilberforce.

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Start your journey in the Georgian family home of Wilberforce which now features extensive multimedia displays about slavery, Wilberforce’s life, his battle against the slave trade and, for the first time ever, his personal library can also be seen. Take a while to stroll around the modest rear garden, many of its features unchanged since Wilberforce’s day.

Just a short walk from his home is the Holy Trinity Church an awe-inspiring building which is 700 years old and appears in the Guinness Book of Records as England's largest parish church where Wilberforce was baptised in 1759. William also attended Hull Grammar School as a child, and though the school closed in 1878 the building is still open to explore as the Hands on History Museum offering a unique glimpse into Victorian Hull. Part of the collection of eight free museums in Hull.

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