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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
The Residents of Kelmscott House From the inventor of the electric telegraph to a one hundred-year-old actress: the remarkable residents of William Morris’s Kelmscott House In celebration of London Open House this month, our September talk will highlight the fascinating …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
Acquired by Morris for the printing of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), Albion no. 6551, or the Kelmscott/Goudy Press, …November 6, 2021 10.00-18.00
Keynote speakers: Dr Marcus Waithe (University of Cambridge), ‘Pocket Cathedrals: Craftsmanship, Architecture, and the Kelmscott Press’; Yoshiko Yamamoto (Arts & …
September 20, 2021
Book now for our Symposium on Saturday 6 November exploring the legacies of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press. The Symposium will be held at St Bride Foundation in central London, and will also be livestreamed. Keynote speakers are Dr Marcus Waithe…
July 16, 2021
The William Morris Society is temporarily closing due to flood damage. If you have tickets for upcoming visits we will be in touch soon. We are sorry for any disappointment and appreciate your understanding in these difficult circumstances.