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


The museum is open on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm. Entry is free, and there is no need to book in advance.

In line with current government guidance, face coverings are not required to be worn, but visitors are welcome to do so if they wish. Our staff and volunteers may also choose to wear face coverings. Hand sanitiser is provided for visitors and surfaces are cleaned regularly.

We ask that if you, or any member of your party, is feeling unwell or has symptoms of Covid-19, that you do not visit the museum.

Please note that the Society’s premises are in the Coach House and basement. The main part of Kelmscott House is privately occupied and not open to visitors.

If you have any questions about visiting please contact our House team at

Group bookings

We are delighted to welcome groups and offer an introduction to William Morris and the Society’s collections. Please note that charges apply for group bookings; you can find full information here.


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.
  • There is a designated disabled parking space outside the museum, but availability of the space cannot be guaranteed.