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.
Our museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
William Morris founded his Kelmscott Press in 1890 in order to save the fine art of hand printing in Britain. When in 1896 his last book, the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, was published, it was universally hailed as the greatest …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
Join Curator Helen Elletson to explore some of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection Earlier this year, …June 4, 2021 16.00-18.00
**LAST CHANCE** BOOKINGS CLOSE 30 APRIL Learn how to make a stunning embroidered strawberry in metal threads with designer Becky …
May 6, 2021
Do you have a few hours to spare? As we prepare for reopening our museum, we’re looking for volunteers who enjoy working with the public. If you have an interest in heritage, craft or design, or just want to meet…
May 6, 2021
Were Morris’s wallpapers responsible for poisoning his Victorian followers? And did he profit from his connection with the production of arsenic by Devon Great Consols? This blog scrutinises the facts and urban myths behind these accusations. https://johnballblog.wordpress.com/william-morris-and-arsenic/