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.

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What's on

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

April 17, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: The Mirror of Everyday Life: Morris’s Book Collecting and the Kelmscott Press

In accordance with his historical, aesthetic, and political theories, William Morris’s collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and books about medieval art and material culture were meant to be experienced as art-objects, as reading copies, and as texts that …

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April 20, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator – online talk

Join Curator Helen Elletson online to explore some of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection. Our Easter-themed …

May 6, 2021 18:30-20:00

Online Session – William Morris: Wallpaper Man; Useful/Beautiful

William Morris: Wallpaper Man is an exhibition of new work made in collaboration with the William Morris Society that explores the …

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