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.

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

What's on

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

October 24, 2020 15.00

ZOOM LECTURE: Frederic Leighton and the ‘East’

ONLINE EVENT Frederic Leighton travelled extensively in north Africa and the Middle East. The Arab Hall extension to his home in Holland Park is the most spectacular expression of his engagement with the region, but its influence was also felt …

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November 7, 2020 15.00

ZOOM LECTURE: Emery Walker’s House Islamic Collection

ONLINE EVENT In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Emery Walker travelled to many places including almost a full …

November 21, 2020 15.00-17.00

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Arabic Calligraphy

An introduction to the art of Arabic Calligraphy with a detailed review of the centuries old traditional tools and materials …

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