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.
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 …Find out more
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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
William Morris: Wallpaper Man is an exhibition of new work made in collaboration with the William Morris Society that explores the …
April 9, 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of our online exhibition “The Ideal Book”: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. The exhibition is a key part the Society’s 2021 celebrations, marking 130 years since the founding of Morris’s Kelmscott Press…
January 21, 2021
If you missed our first ‘Coffee with a Curator’ event on Tuesday 19 January, you can catch the recording of the talk here. This talk explores William Morris’s ‘new and lighter design’ for the Oxford Union Ceiling. Morris made his debut…