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


We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to our museum on Saturday afternoons (2-5pm) from 12th June. Capacity is limited and we recommend that you pre-book your visit, through the safe and secure ArtTickets platform.

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

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure your visit is as safe as possible. Please note the following points, in line with current guidelines for visiting museums:

  • Please don’t visit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • There will be strict social distancing measures in place, including one way routes and spaced queuing systems. Please keep to social distancing guidelines, ideally two metres for anyone not from the same household.
  • All visitors will be asked to leave contact details in line with the Government’s “track and trace” scheme. Your details will be kept for no longer than necessary and in line with data protection rules.
  • You must wear a face covering in the museum unless you have a valid exemption
  • Hand sanitising facilities are available at the entrance and other key points. Please sanitise your hands before entering the Society’s premises.
  • A limited range will be available in our shop; payment is by card only. For a larger selection of Morris-inspired products, visit our online shop.
  • 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
  • School groups and private tours are welcome. Contact to schedule a group tour or a visit outside of regular hours (charges apply).

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

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.