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.

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What's on

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

July 30, 2021 11.30 AM - 3.30 PM

Children’s Summer Fete

*UPDATE* Unfortunately, due to staff being instructed to isolate, we are unable to attend the Children’s Summer Fete this year. It is still running with our fabulous friends from the heritage world, and we really look forward to being involved …

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August 7, 2021 18.00 - 19.00

Online talk: A Materialist’s Paradise: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

In the 1891 review of News from Nowhere “A Materialist’s Paradise,” Martin Hewlett charged William Morris with “exaggerat[ing] the dependence …

August 17, 2021 11.00-16.00

Workshop: Wood engraving with Peter Lawrence

Come and explore the art of wood engraving with Peter Lawrence, a long term member of the Society of Wood …

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Latest news

  • William Morris Society temporarily closed due to flooding

    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.

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  • International Kelmscott Press Day – 26 June 2021

    June 24, 2021

    On June 26th, 2021, our colleagues at The William Morris Society in the United States are organizing International Kelmscott Press Day, a celebration commemorating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Kelmscott Press and the 125th anniversary of the…

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