Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Welcome

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.

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What's on

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

April 15, 2020 10.30 - 13.00

Family Arts & Crafts Workshop: Yarn Owls

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED Join us to make some beautiful owls in our coach house! Session 1 We will make yarn owls by knitting or winding yarn. Session …

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ALSO COMING UP

April 25, 2020 12.00 - 13.00

LECTURE: The David Parr House: an extraordinary Cambridge home

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED Decorated in the late …

May 4, 2020 10.00-16.00

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: MORRIS IN BLOOM

Come and learn some of the needlework skills used in creating the original Morris & Co. embroideries. You will have …

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Latest news

  • OBJECT OF THE MONTH: APRIL 2020

    April 1, 2020

    The Lamb and Flag Watercolours, designed by William Morris, 1877-78 Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. developed a wide range of designs for church embroidery and vestments, including altar frontals, several of which were designed by Philip Webb including one for…

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  • COVID-19 update

    March 17, 2020

    In order to protect the health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in response to increasing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to close The William Morris Society’s museum with immediate effect, until…

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