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Visit our riverside museum, library, and archive to help us perpetuate the life and work of William Morris.

Our museum is open Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday from 2-5pm. ‘The Art of Wallpaper: Morris & Co. in Context’ exhibition is on until 11th August, 2024.

Please note there is a £3.50 entry fee to the museum.

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Craftsman, designer, poet, printer, socialist, novelist, environmentalist

William Morris was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain. His work dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era and he remains as influential and important today as he was in his own time.

The William Morris Society was founded in 1955 to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public.

The Society is based in the Coach House of Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, Morris’s London home for the last eighteen years of his life and where there is now a charming museum and event space

What’s On

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions, talks and events, both online and at Kelmscott House throughout the year.

  • Socialist League Flyer

    July 3, 2024

    6:00 pm

    7:00 pm

    Kelmscott House Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA & Online

    Florence Boos will trace Morris's evolving interests as he attempted to visualise a future socialist society, advocate for socialist unity and 'one socialist party', and most urgently, in the years directly before his death, to convey prophetic warnings for the future.

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    July 24, 2024

    11:00 am

    12:00 pm


    The Society holds a stunning collection of ceramics, including William Morris tiles and William De Morgan bowls. This talk will draw on these examples to emphasise the skill involved in producing these beautiful works of art.

  • Kelmscott Manor News From Nowhere

    September 18, 2024

    6:00 pm

    7:00 pm

    Kelmscott House Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA and Online

    William Morris fished many rivers during his long, impassioned career as an angler, but none of them meant as much to him as the Thames - 'our only English river', as his utopia News from Nowhere describes it. This hybrid talk will evoke the variety and excitement of Morris's angling ventures on the lower and Read More

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    November 20, 2024

    6:00 pm

    7:00 pm


    From about 1868 to his death in 1893, Frederick Garrard made a range of tiles at the Millwall Pottery in London, in early Dutch polychrome delftware style as well as reproductions of early Spanish cuenca tiles and some medieval line impressed tiles. Recently, a few of his tiles have come to light revealing designs based Read More

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    August 3, 2024

    11:00 am

    1:00 pm

    Meet at the William Morris Society, 26 Upper Mall, Coach House, W6 9TA

    This guided walk will end with a tour of the Morris & Co. stained glass at All Saints' Church Putney. The windows are the most extensive glazing scheme by Morris & Co. in any London church. All Saints' was a collaboration between the architect George Street (1824-81), Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98) and William Morris (1834-96). The Read More

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    August 2, 2024

    10:30 am

    12:30 pm

    Kelmscott House Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

    William Morris had a lifelong interest in the art of book printing and design. Come to our Family workshop and make your own concertina book! This is an origami-like pop-up book and is called a concertina book because the folded structure looks like a concertina, which is a musical instrument like an accordion.  Cost: £7.50 Read More

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    August 9, 2024

    10:30 am

    12:30 pm

    Kelmscott House Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

    William Morris’s daughter May was a talented embroiderer. Be inspired by her embroidery designs from the collections of The William Morris Society to create and sew your own designs on a cloth bag. We will be using sharp needles.Cost: £7.50 per child; adult helpers go free and do not need to book a place Please note Read More

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    August 17, 2024

    10:30 am

    12:30 pm

    Kelmscott House Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

    There will be one session on paper making a paper rug, and one session using yarns, ribbons and other materials, in in the very location where William Morris weaved his own Hammersmith rugs!  Cost: £7.50 per child; adult helpers go free and do not need to book a place Please note that children under 8 must Read More

  • Fulhampalacesummerfair

    August 7, 2024

    11:00 am

    3:00 pm

    Fulham Palace, Bishop's Ave, London SW6 6EA

    Join The William Morris Society at Fulham Palace alongside Sambourne House, Leighton House, and Benjamin Franklin's House for a Summer craft fair! Click here for more info! Book tickets here!

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Become a Member

Join us and receive regular copies of our Magazine and The Journal of William Morris Studies plus discounts on events and in the museum shop.

Venue Hire

William Morris’ residence provides a wonderful backgrop for meetings and small gatherings.  The Coach House and The Library are both available for hire.

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    Latest News

    All the latest news from the Society. To keep up to date with all the latest events and goings on, please sign-up to receive our regular email

    • Free Gift
      Published On: July 10th, 2024

      For the month of July sign up for a membership (any type or tier) and receive a free gift with your welcome package.Membership benefits include: Free museum entry 3 issues of our magazine and 2 issues of our journal annually Free or discounted access to talks and events 10% off in our shop (online and Read More

    • Kelmscott
      Published On: June 8th, 2024

      The William Morris Society is participating in London Open Gardens for another year, to welcome our visitors and members to the rarely opened gardens of Kelmscott House. On 9th June from 12-5pm the Society will open their walled garden, which will lead onto the private garden of the Kelmscott House tenants. Cream teas, scones, and Read More