"From brave explorers to noble campaigners and even the odd rebel"

Wilberforce House, Hull

The birthplace of William Wilberforce, the remarkable man who helped to abolish the slave trade, is aptly named after the man himself. Wilberforce House introduces visitors to Hull's most famous son and reveals the true story of slavery, from life on the plantations to the campaign that finally brought change.



Guy Fawkes Inn, York

Famed for attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament, Guy Fawkes has been immortalised in the children's rhyme chanted far and wide each November. Now a traditional inn, you can visit the spot in York, in the shadow of the Minster, where Fawkes was born in 1570 and remember, remember, our most famous political rebel…



Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

Born in Middlesbrough in 1728, Captain James Cook went on to become a remarkable explorer whose travels revolutionised the 18th century understanding of world geography. The museum, on the site of his birthplace, houses accounts of and memorabilia from his voyages.

Info: captcook-ne.co.uk


The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester

Former home of Emmeline Pankhurst, and the birthplace of the Suffragette movement she spearheaded, the Pankhurst Centre is now part museum, part women's community centre. Visitors can discover the history of the movement, and of the woman herself.



David Livingstone Centre, Glasgow

On viewing this tiny one-room house, you might be surprised to learn that the little boy born here went on to become the first European to explore large areas of Africa. David Livingstone's work as a missionary doctor and the artefacts he collected on his travels are all here to view in the extended museum.



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