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

Arts and Crafts Hammersmith

Celebrating and sharing the legacy of William Morris and Emery Walker

This project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Funds and charitable grants and donations from the public, has involved essential repairs and renovations to The William Morris Society’s museum premises at Kelmscott House and to Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace . These ensure that the precious interiors and collections in both houses are preserved for the future, and allow us to continue to share with visitors.

We’ve also developed our online presence, to give much greater public access via the internet;  improvements to storage and cataloguing of important archives and their access at Kelmscott House; and a range of participatory and volunteering initiatives and activities. The spirit of these two men and their work and passions given pride of place – at the heart of their homes in Hammersmith.

Now that the major capital and restoration work has been completed, we’re working on recording and digitising both collections and archives for a new online searchable database. This will ensure full access to the rich collections and their stories for research and study, or for enjoyment and curiosity.

And we’re also planning  a programme of  joint learning and participatory activities – so do come back to this page to find out how you can discover more and get involved or follow Arts & Crafts Hammersmith on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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