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.

December 21, 2017 10.30 - 13.00


Come along to our Arts & Crafts workshop with a Christmas theme! A Christmas Tree crafts workshop in two parts for children aged 6-12: Make Christmas tree decorations in felt with ribbons and other craft items Make freestanding and large …

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January 27, 2018 14.15

Domestic Design: The Silver Studio (1880-1963)

First opening its doors in 1880, the Silver Studio was responsible for the designs behind thousands of textiles, wallpapers, carpets, …

January 31, 2018 10.00 - 16.00

HANDMADE IN HAMMERSMITH: Embroidery Workshop with Sally Roberson

Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the ART NEEDLEWORK style pioneered …

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Latest news

  • Christmas opening times

    December 5, 2017

    Our museum will be open as usual on Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-5pm during the festive period. If you need a last minute gift, we have lots of ideas in our shop! You can find Christmas cards, calendars, handmade Morris…

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  • Morrisian elected as Icelandic Prime Minister

    December 5, 2017

    Iceland elected a new Prime Minister in November 2017. She is Katrin Jakobsdottir, leader of Vinstri Graen (RedGreen). She served as Minister for Education, Science and Culture in the Green Left Government of 2009-13 and has taught at the University…

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