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.

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.

July 29, 2016

Summer Holiday Arts & Crafts Workshops: Brer Rabbit and cloth bags

Learn about William Morris. Come along and create your own designs, bags, stories and more! Friday 29 July      Brer Rabbit and cloth bags         Age range: 6-12 11.00-12.00               …

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August 3, 2016

Summer Holiday Arts & Crafts Workshops: All About Glass

Weds 3 August  All about Glass                               Age range: 6-12 11.00-12.00           Create stained glass birds and …

August 5, 2016

Summer Childrens’ Writing Workshops: Dream Stories

Friday 5 August Writing Workshops                       Age range 8-14 11.00-12.00           Dream Stories with News from …

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Latest news

  • Arts & Crafts Hammersmith: latest news

    July 18, 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,…

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  • Girl in a Liberty Dress


    June 22, 2016

    We are delighted to hear that Clara Drummond has been announced as overall winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2016. Clara’s portrait, Girl in a Liberty Dress, is of her friend, the artist Kirsty Buchanan whom she also painted for her…

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