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a resource for everyone interested in William Morris and his associates. There is little information on the site just links to organisations, museums and buildings to visit and sources of information. If you think we have missed something off or would like to include your site on the list please let us know by sending an e-mail to

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William Morris Society

The William Morris Society: Founded in London in 1955, the Society aims to make the life and work of Morris and his associates better known. Its programme--which involve branches in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States--include lectures, conferences, tours, museum visits, and social gatherings. A Newsletter is published quarterly (two issues with US supplements) and there is a biannual Journal: both free to members. The Society also publishes an array of books and pamphlets on the life and work of William Morris and his associates.

Pre-Raphaelite Society

The Pre-Raphaelite Society is dedicated to the celebration of the mood and style of art which Ruskin recognised and preserved by his writings, and to the observation of its wide-ranging influence. In co-operation with societies of similar aims world-wide, it seeks to commemorate Pre-Raphaelite ideals by means of meetings, conferences, discussions, publications and correspondence, and to draw attention to significant scholastic work in this field. First and foremost, however, it is a society in which individuals can come together to enjoy the images and explore the personalities of the Pre-Raphaelites and their followers through the medium of fine art, the appreciation of good design and the excellence of the traditional arts.

Museums and Buildings

Emery Walker Trust

No 7 Hammersmith Terrace is a tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith in west London. Its sober Georgian exterior hides a secret the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker (1851-1933), a great friend and mentor to William Morris. It is the last authentic Arts and Crafts interior in Britain. The house has been open for small groups of visitors each summer since 1999. If you want to know more about the house and its owners, or if you would like to visit or to help the small charitable trust that runs the house, please explore this website. We welcome your interest and look forward to hearing from you.

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates (Benson, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Webb amongst them), including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork. William Morris, his wife Jane and children Jenny and May are buried in the grounds of St George's church, Kelmscott. In the village are cottages designed by Webb and Gimson and the Morris Memorial Hall (also Gimson) - all of which have associations with the Morris family. Kelmscott Manor is owned and managed by the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Red House

Unique home of William Morris - artist, craftsman and socialist Internationally significant Arts & Crafts Movement house, built for William Morris Designed by Morris and his friend, the architect Philip Webb Original items of fixed furniture created by Morris and Webb Outstanding wall paintings and stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones Delightful, peaceful garden 'clothes the house', now in suburban surroundings Tea-room and small shop with range of gifts, books and Arts & Crafts-related items


Standen is a fine show-piece of the late 19th-century Arts & Crafts Movement, featuring rich William Morris textiles and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary furniture, ceramics and pictures of the time. Philip Webb, friend of William Morris, designed this family house in the 1890s. A showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement, it is decorated throughout with Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary paintings, tapestries and furniture. The house retains its original electrical light fittings. There is also a lovely conservatory with bougainvillaea, oleander, plumbago and other typically Edwardian house-plants. Standen boasts a beautiful hillside garden with wild flowers, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, ferns, an orchard and croquet lawn. There are also woodland walks on the estate.

Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Manor is one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The many original William Morris wallpapers and fabrics, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Kempe glass and de Morgan ware help conjure up the spirit of the time. An attractive 7-hectare (17-acre) garden reflects the style and character of the house.

The William Morris Gallery

The Gallery's internationally important collections illustrate William Morris's life, work and influence. There are permanent displays of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, rugs, carpets, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass and painted tiles designed by Morris himself and by Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Webb, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and others who together founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company in 1861.

The collections of applied art are complemented by the Brangwyn Gift of paintings, drawings and prints by the Pre-Raphaelites and other Victorian and later artists, as well as works by Sir Frank Brangwyn himself.

Information Sources

William Morris Internet Archive

The William Morris Internet Archive is part of the Marxist on line archive. It is the most comprehensive online collection of Morris's written work available and contains his books, poems, social and political work.

"fellowship is life, lack of fellowship is death"
William Morris