Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest figures 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.

June 13, 2023 10:00-13:00


This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both Emery Walker’s House and the nearby William Morris Society premises. The tour will explore the …

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June 13, 2023 6pm

ONLINE TALK: The Yeatses, Morris and Kelmscott House

While William Morris’s ideas were central to the first garden-suburb’s aesthetic, for young London-Irish Bedford Park resident William Butler Yeats, …

June 27, 2023 10am-4pm

Handmade in Hammersmith: Embroidery workshop with Sally Roberson

Come and learn some of the needlework skills used in creating the original Morris & Co. embroideries. You will have …

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Latest news

  • Online Shop

    May 6, 2023

    Great News! Our online shop has officially reopened! Our museum shop sells key books, journals and publications covering the life and work of William Morris and other leading figures of the Arts & Crafts movement. Alongside this we also sell handmade…

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  • WMS New President Appointee Dr Tristram Hunt

    April 30, 2023

    We are very excited and honoured to announce the appointment of Dr Tristram Hunt as the William Morris Society’s new President. Dr Hunt is the Director of the V&A, and a distinguished historian and author. He has been an essential…

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