Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men 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.

July 6, 2022 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Wallpaper Tour

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 history of wallpaper with a …

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July 19, 2022 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator: ‘The dear warp and weft at Hammersmith’: Morris’s carpets at Kelmscott House

In 1876, William Morris wrote to his daughter May about an oriental carpet he had recently added to his already …

July 26, 2022 18.00 - 19.00

Online lecture: William Morris and the School of Art Needlework

Having been lambasted in the press for its ‘incongruous motely of indigested decorative ideas’ at the 1874 International Exhibition of …

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Latest news

  • A new way to support The William Morris Society

    June 13, 2022

    Would you like to contribute vitally needed support to The William Morris Society and enjoy an exciting range of supporter benefits? Our new tiered membership scheme offers the opportunity to do just that. Your contribution will help us grow our…

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  • New exhibition in the Coach House

    May 17, 2022

    May Morris: Art and Advocacy celebrates the 160th birthday of William Morris’s younger daughter May and is open on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. We hope you can visit us to discover the work of this remarkable woman.

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