Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known. Our purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public. We do this through our publications, events, education programme, library and exhibitions of work by and relating to Morris.
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.
2018 is the year of courage. This guided walk, organised by Arts & Crafts Hammersmith for London History Day, will highlight the bravery and pioneering spirit of some notable characters who made this stretch of riverside their home, including artists, printers, …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public …June 11, 2018 10.00 - 16.00
Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at KELMSCOTT HOUSE. Learn to embroider in the ART NEEDLEWORK style pioneered by William …
May 7, 2018
The William Morris Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 12 May at 14.15. Please note that the Society’s premises will be closed to general visitors for the afternoon. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Lord Sawyer…
May 3, 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have reached our target for fund to conserve the Honeysuckle design by May Morris. A very big thank you to all those who have generously donated to the appeal. The conservation work will now be…