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


Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public.

The William Morris Society is a registered charity.  If you are able, please make a donation to help us continue our education work, to care for our unique collection, and to preserve the legacy of William Morris. Thank you!


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.

December 6, 2022 18.00 - 19.00

Online lecture: The Art of Wallpaper: Morris & Co. in context

This lecture gives the inside story about William Morris and his impact on wallpaper design. We begin with fancy French papers – the most fashionable in 1834, the year Morris was born. By the 1840s these were rejected by British leaders of the …

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February 21, 2023 18.00 - 19.00

Online lecture: Morris in Fashion

William Morris was noted for being ‘very careless and unfinished in his dress’ and he railed against the extravagances of …

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Latest news

  • The William Morris Society x Warehouse collaboration

    October 25, 2022

    We are delighted to introduce an exclusive collaboration with fashion company Warehouse! A revolutionary Victorian artist, Morris introduced bold, repetitive patterns to textiles and interior design furnishings and created a collection of fashionable and influential prints that are still contemporary…

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  • Would you like to chair The William Morris Society?

    October 11, 2022

    The William Morris Society is looking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees when Stephen Bradley steps down in 2023. With 800 members worldwide, the William Morris Society celebrates the life and legacy of William Morris, the Victorian era’s greatest…

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