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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Using William Morris’s own Albion Press you will have the opportunity to explore abstract floral motif making use of letter press typography to create your own cards. Expert printmaker Jenny Bell will show you how to look beyond the function …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with …March 21, 2020 12.00 - 13.00
THE WILLIAM MORRIS BIRTHDAY LECTURE From childhood, Morris was obsessively interested in both places & things; a home was, in …
February 1, 2020
Trellis wallpaper, designed by William Morris, 1862 Trellis was the first design for wallpaper by William Morris, completed in 1862, featuring birds drawn by Morris’s friend and colleague Philip Webb. The William Morris Society owns five samples of Trellis in…
January 23, 2020
We are delighted to extend our opening hours! From 1 February, we will be open from 12-5pm on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a free ten minute ‘Welcome’ tour at 2.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No need to…