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.
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 …Find out more
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Create badges and brooches using modelling clay, inspired by the designs of William Morris and his daughter May. All materials …August 14, 2019 10.30 - 13.00
Learn how to decorate glass jars and tiles! Decorate a glass jar using our special glass paints, then create a …
June 11, 2019
A talk/double act at the Birmingham & Midland Institute on Saturday 15 June. Dr Cynthia Gamble and William Motley will reveal and bring to life some of the secrets of Wenlock Abbey/Priory and its central role in the 19th and…
May 23, 2019
The William Morris Society has launched an appeal to raise funds to develop our wonderful library, making it more accessible and enhancing the services we can offer to users. Read more and find out how to support the appeal here.