Plan your visit

Admission is free at Wilberforce House Museum. There’s no need to book, but here’s some handy info to help you plan your visit.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday


Last admission: 30-minutes before closing time.

Holiday closures

We’re open on bank holidays except Good Friday. 

We’re also closed between 24–28 December and on 1 January.


Baby change
Toilets (including accessible toilet)
Wheelchair hire
Venue hire

Where to find us

You’ll find us in the Museums Quarter in Hull’s Old Town, next to the River Hull. Streetlife Museum and Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology are also nearby.

Wilberforce House Museum
23-25 High Street

General enquiries: 01482 300 300

By bus

Hull bus station (Paragon Interchange) is a 15–20-minutes walk away.

The nearest bus stop is near Drypool Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street.

By train

Hull train station is also situated 15-20-minutes walk away at Paragon Interchange.

With regular connections to York, Sheffield, Manchester and beyond.

By car

Being at the centre of Hull, we’re easily accessible by car.

You’ll find parking nearby on Alfred Gelder Street, Gandhi Way, Lowgate and Wilberforce Drive. All within a few minutes of the museum.

By bike

Cycling here? We have space to park your bike outside Streetlife Museum.

Check out Travel Hull’s cycle map for routes.

Floor Plan

Plan your visit by downloading the Wilberforce House Museum Floor Plan (PDF)


We want the Wilberforce House Museum to be accessible to all our visitors. That’s why we have extra info and resources available to help you plan your visit – from easy-read guides to wheelchair hire. Visit our dedicated access page to find out more.

Access info and guides


It’s free to visit the Wilberforce House Museum. And you don’t need to book – just come on down. 

However, if you’re visiting with a large group (15 or more), please let us know by booking on the Self-directed visits page or get in touch with us at

Food and drink

We don’t have our own café at the museum, but you’ll find a lovely outdoor picnic area here. If the weather’s good, why not bring a packed lunch and make the most of it?

There are also lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Including an independent café just across from our entrance on High Street.

Gift shop

If you’d like to travel home with a little souvenir, visit our gift shop at the entrance to the museum.

Events and exhibitions

For our latest special events, take a look What’s on at Wilberforce House Museum. Or why not visit one of our nearby museums while you’re here?


You’re welcome to take photos for personal, non-commercial use when you visit. You can also share your photos with us on social media:

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