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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
ONLINE EVENT Decorated in the late Victorian era, this house lay undiscovered until a few years ago when its extraordinary story began to be uncovered. David Parr was an ‘artistic decorator’ who worked for some of the best known Victorian …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
June 1, 2020
Of the several Kelmscott Press books within our collection, one that has a particularly interesting provenance and a fascinating story behind it is The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and the Conquest of Jerusalem.Printed in Troy type, with the list…
May 29, 2020
While our museum is closed, you can still enjoy some of the treasures of our collection in our first ever online exhibition. We hope you enjoy this introduction to William Morris’s diverse interests and activities.