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.

August 6, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles 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 Arts & Crafts textiles in …

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August 7, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Badges and Brooches: Summer Family Workshop

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

Glass and Tiles: Summer Family Workshop

Learn how to decorate glass jars and tiles! Decorate a glass jar using our special glass paints, then create a …

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