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.

May 31, 2018 14.00-15.00

London History Day: Hammersmith riverside guided walk

2018 is the year of courage. This guided walk, organised by Arts & Crafts Hammersmith for London History Day, will highlight the bravery and pioneering spirit of some notable characters who made this stretch of riverside their home, including artists, printers, …

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June 4, 2018 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour

For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public …

June 11, 2018 10.00 - 16.00


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

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Latest news

  • AGM 2018 and talk by WMS President

    May 7, 2018

    The William Morris Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 12 May at 14.15. Please note that the Society’s premises will be closed to general visitors for the afternoon. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Lord Sawyer…

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  • Honeysuckle – an update

    May 3, 2018

    We are delighted to announce that we have reached our target for fund to conserve the Honeysuckle design by May Morris. A very big thank you to all those who have generously donated to the appeal. The conservation work will now be…

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