Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known.  Our purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public. We do this through our publications, events, education programme, library and exhibitions of work by and relating to Morris.

Please note that due to building refurbishment at Kelmscott House, the Emberton Print Room is currently closed to visitors, but the Coach House and Lower Library are now open. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

About the society

An introduction to William Morris

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain whose work dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a craftsman, designer, poet, printer, socialist, novelist, and environmentalist, Morris was not only influential in his own time, but his legacy remains alive and important today.

About William Morris

What's on

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

December 17, 2016 14.15

Zadok Baroque – Serenading Trios

We are delighted to welcome back the Zadok Baroque ensemble for another festive celebration at The William Morris Society! The programme will feature late classical trios by Stamitz, Hook and Beethoven, and reading and poetry read by playwright Dino Mahoney and …

Find out more


January 21, 2017 15.00

Politic Man: a performance by three4all theatre

We’re excited to welcome back three4all theatre to Kelmscott House in January. Politic Man is the true story of Alfred Salter …

January 28, 2017 14.15


Clara Drummond was awarded the 2016 National Portrait Award for her portrait of friend and fellow artist Kirsty Buchanan. Their …

See all exhibitions & events

Latest news

  • CIMG4929

    Kelmscott House closure in November 2016

    November 3, 2016

    Arts & Crafts Hammersmith: a partnership project between The William Morris Society and The Emery Walker Trust. We are now entering the final phase of refurbishment work at Kelmscott House. In order to allow the building work to proceed quickly,…

    Read more
  • CIMG4929

    Arts & Crafts Hammersmith: latest news

    August 1, 2016

    The next phase of the exciting partnership project between The William Morris Society and The Emery Walker Trust is now under way and work has begun to improve facilities at Kelmscott House. Whilst we are keeping disruption to a minimum,…

    Read more