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.

About William Morris

What's on

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

March 16, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator – online talk

The Two Honeysuckles The month of March sees the birthdays of both William and May Morris, just one day apart; William was born on 24th March 1834 and May on 25th March 1862. It therefore seems appropriate for this months …

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March 20, 2021 15.00-16.30

Online launch and talk: The Kelmscott Press Books in a 19th century context

When the first Kelmscott Press books began to appear in 1891, there was a tendency – certainly encouraged by Morris …

April 17, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: The Mirror of Everyday Life: Morris’s Book Collecting and the Kelmscott Press

In accordance with his historical, aesthetic, and political theories, William Morris’s collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and books …

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