Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


The Society’s premises are open to the public as a museum on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12.00 to 17.00 and at other times by appointment. The Coach House may be closed on days when we have events. We recommend that you check our events page before planning your visit.

Admission is free. The William Morris Society is a registered charity and donations to support our work are always welcome.

School groups and private tours are welcome. Please contact to schedule a group tour or a visit outside of regular hours (fee may apply).

Please note that the Society’s premises are in the coach house and basement. Kelmscott House itself is privately owned and not open to the public

Accessibility information

The William Morris Society is committed to making its facilities accessible to all. We regret that the nature of our Grade II* listed building may restrict physical access to some areas.

  • There is step free entrance to the Coach House, but visitors should note the uneven cobbled surface in front of the entrance.
  • There are two steps at the rear of the Coach House and a wheelchair ramp is available on request.
  • Access from the Coach House to the rest of the museum is via a flight of 6 steps.
  • An accessible toilet and baby-changing facility is located to the rear of the Coach House
  • Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are permitted in all areas of the museum.
  • An introductory film about William Morris’s life, work and the time he spent at Kelmscott House is located in the Coach House and includes footage of the rest of the museum.
  • There is a designated disabled parking space outside the museum, but availability of the space cannot be guaranteed.


If you have any concerns or would like more information in advance of your visit, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Tel: 0208 741 3735