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.

Our museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

January 19, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator

Join Curator Helen Elletson to explore soon of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection William Morris’s ‘new and lighter design’ Morris made his debut as a painter during the ‘jovial campaign’ of 1857 to help decorate the …

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February 13, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: At Home with Jane and William Morris

Curator & writer Suzanne Fagence Cooper shares research from her forthcoming book, ‘At Home with Jane & William Morris’. In …

February 15, 2021 13.00-13.30

Online Family Workshop: Fork Weaving Flowers

Join The William Morris Society for our virtual family activity for February half-term. Did you know you can weave with …

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Latest news

  • Join us for our new monthly ‘Coffee with a Curator’ events

    December 22, 2020

    Would you like to find out more about the fascinating objects held in The William Morris Society’s collection? Our new monthly ‘Coffee with a Curator’ events will give you the chance to meet Curator Helen Elletson and take a closer…

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  • December 11, 2020

    On Wednesday 9 December, Arts and Crafts Hammersmith (a collaboration between The William Morris Society and The Emery Walker Trust) hosted a fiendishly difficult virtual quiz about the people and places of Hammersmith’s past. If you missed it, you can…

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