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.
Thursday 20 July: please note the Coach House will be closed for exhibition installation. The rest of the museum will be open to visitors from 2 – 5pm.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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
A workshop in two parts: create a print using natural materials inspired by William Morris designs and his garden, then make your own printing blocks or use our special wooden blocks to create your own wallpaper. Cost: £5 per child, …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
A workshop in two parts. In the first part, we will create a special Kelmscott House bunting together. Our work …August 16, 2017 13.00 - 15.30
A workshop in two parts: first, weave your own design on our looms using a range of colourful wools and …
July 18, 2017
The Society’s Trustees are looking to appoint a new Chair for the Society when Martin Stott steps down in 2018 after four years in post. The role involves: Chairing Trustee meetings and managing Trustee/staff and Trustee processes – including convening…
June 29, 2017
The craftsman who made one of the beautiful bookcases in our library recently visited the Society after more than 20 years. Read the story of his visit here.