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.

October 15, 2016 14.15

Retelling the Tale of Taylor: A New Look at the Life of Warington Taylor

Warington Taylor was the Business Manager of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co from 1865 until his early death in 1870. Taylor has invariably been portrayed as a shadowy figure: a penniless theatre usher mysteriously coming into the orbit of William …

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November 12, 2016 14.15

The Arts and Crafts Renewal of Stained Glass

Amongst the ‘artistic crafts’, none was more profoundly affected by the philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement than stained …

December 3, 2016 14.15

William Morris goes Atomic: A Provisional Memorial to Nuclear Disarmament

David Mabb is an artist who works with appropriated imagery to rethink the political implications of different aesthetic forms in …

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Latest news

  • Arts & Crafts Hammersmith: latest news

    August 18, 2016

    Please note that, due to building work, Kelmscott House will be closed to the public from 22 August and will re-open on 15 September.  This will enable us to keep the period of disruption in the house to a minimum,…

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    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,…

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