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.

About William Morris

What's on

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

December 4, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: Arts and Crafts: The Russian Connection

In the late 19th/early 20th centuries Russia experienced its own version of the Arts & Crafts movement. Artists, intellectuals and philanthropists were concerned that traditional ways of life, including ancient craft skills, would be lost as increasing numbers of the …

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December 11, 2021 10.00-11.30

Children’s Christmas Fair

Join us with our heritage friends for some family festive fun at Benjamin Franklin House. We will be making angel …

January 15, 2022 15.00-16.00

Online talk: William Morris’s contribution to Victorian stained glass

The stained glass windows made by William Morris’s company are different to the work of the other mid-Victorian studios and …

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