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.

September 19, 2020 15.00

ZOOM LECTURE: In Search of Emery Walker

AN ARTS & CRAFTS HAMMERSMITH EVENT Emery Walker’s role as inspiration and facilitator for the private press movement and in the raising of general standards in printing and typography, is well-known among designers, bibliophiles and lovers of fine print. The …

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Latest news


    August 3, 2020

    Design for ‘Windrush’ chintz, by William Morris, 1881. Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Inscribed ‘Windrush chintz, 3 block white, brown, blue’. Windrush is a complex design depicting vertically meandering stems with large flower-heads, overlapping with the scrolling foliage and…

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  • Can you help us?

    July 30, 2020

    The William Morris Society is carrying out a survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to…

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