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.

November 26, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

The Final Arts & Crafts Textile Tour of the Year

An opportunity to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both the Society’s premises and nearby Emery Walker’s House. The tour will explore the Arts & Crafts textiles in …

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November 30, 2019 14.00

Reimagining Nowhere: Benjamin Deakin and Diana Taylor in conversation

Starting with personal introductions to Benjamin Deakin and Diana Taylor’s artwork they will discuss the enduring relevance of Morris’ work and writings …

December 7, 2019 14.15


Evelyn De Morgan visited Kelmscott Manor in the early 20th century with one clear objective, to use Jane Morris as …

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Latest news

  • Malcolm Sinclair

    November 19, 2019

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Malcolm Sinclair on 3rd November, after a long illness. Malcolm was an active member of The William Morris Society for many years and was awarded Life Membership in recognition of his…

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  • Arts & Crafts Festival, Holy Trinity Sloane Street

    September 17, 2019

    This weekend is Open House weekend in London. Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street is holding its annual Arts & Crafts Festival, with an inspiring mix of talks, workshops, displays and specially commissioned dance! You can find out more here….

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