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.

May 20, 2017 14.15

William Morris and Radical Print

Elizabeth Miller will explore the literary culture of Britain’s radical press from 1880 to 1910, a time that saw a flourishing of radical political activity as well as the emergence of a mass print industry. While Enlightenment radicals and their …

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May 23, 2017 10.00-12.30

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour NOW SOLD OUT

A specialist tour of both The William Morris Society’s premises and nearby 7 Hammersmith Terrace, the home of Morris’s friend …

September 23, 2017 14.15


William Morris described Iceland as ‘that most romantic of all deserts,’ journeying there in 1871 and 1873 to escape domestic …

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