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.

October 17, 2022 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator: John Henry Dearle, ‘an artist of great skill and originality’

‘An artist of great skill and originality’: celebrating the anniversary of John Henry Dearle 2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the death of John Henry Dearle (1859-1932) and so it is timely to re-examine the extraordinary career of an artist …

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October 19, 2022 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textile Tour

This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with …

October 25, 2022 18.00 - 19.00

Online lecture: ‘Perfect communion of heart and thought between them’: The Collaborative Labour of Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris

Across the span of nearly forty years, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris forged a transformative, radical, and uniquely collaborative artistic …

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Latest news

  • Celebrating art and craft in Hammersmith

    September 26, 2022

    “Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user” – William Morris We are delighted to have on display in the print room pieces created by the exceedingly talented students at Macbeth…

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  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    September 9, 2022

    Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the Queen, as they mourn the loss of someone held dearly by so many.   Over her 70 years as head of state, Queen Elizabeth II played an important role in the creation and…

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