Places to visit

If you enjoyed your visit to the William Morris Gallery, why not visit one of the many other properties associated with William Morris.

London

7 Hammersmith Terrace www.emerywalker.org.uk

Step inside a late 19th century interior with many Morris & Co furnishings. The former home of the printer Emery Walker — Morris’s friend, collaborator and neighbour.

 

18 Stafford Terrace, Linley Sambourne House www.rbkc.gov.uk/linleysambournehouse

Former home of the Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne with Morris & Co furnishings.

 

Bishopsgate Institute www.bishopsgate.org.uk

The library and archive contains important collections relating to socialist history, protest and campaigning.

 

De Morgan Centre, Wandsworth www.demorgan.org.uk

The largest collection of William De Morgan’s ceramics, including paintings by his wife Evelyn.

 

Kelmscott House, Hammersmith www.williammorrissociety.org

The William Morris Society now occupies the basement and coach house of Morris’s London home. Highlights from the collection include original designs and the Albion Press used by the Kelmscott Press.

 

Leighton House Museum, Kensington www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum

Built as the home and studio of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, the interior is decorated with magnificent ceramics by William De Morgan.

 

Red House, Bexleyheath www.nationaltrust.org.uk/redhouse

Find out where it all began. The house commissioned by Morris, designed by Philip Webb, and decorated by the group of friends.

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington www.vam.ac.uk

Visit the Green Dining Room decorated by the Firm and find a selection of Morris & Co designs, furniture, glass, wallpapers and textiles mostly in the British Galleries.

 

Further afield

 

Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria www.blackwell.org.uk

An icon of Arts and Crafts architecture, furnished by the Movement’s leading designers including Morris & Co.

 

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery www.bmag.org.uk

A rich collection of Pre-Raphaelite art, Morris & Co designs and the famous Holy Grail tapestries.

 

Castle Howard, Yorkshire www.castlehoward.co.uk

The ancestral home of the Howard family, the Chapel still contains important stained glass by Morris & Co.

 

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Gloucestershire www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk

A nationally important collection of Arts and Crafts material and home to the Emery Walker Library.

 

Court Barn, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire www.courtbarn.org.uk

Celebrating the Arts and Crafts artists of the Cotswolds, particularly C.R. Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft.

 

Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Surrey http://csc.ucreative.ac.uk/article/3899/Home

University museum dedicated to craft in all its forms from the 20th century to the present day.

 

Ditchling Museum, East Sussex www.ditchling-museum.com

The village of Ditchling was an important centre of art and craft in 20th century. Frank Brangwyn lived and worked here and the area has connections with Eric Gill, Ethel Mairet and Edward Johnston among others.

 

Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway, Worcestershire www.gordonrussellmuseum.org

Located in the original workshop, the museum celebrates the work of furniture designer Gordon Russell and his company over a period of sixty years.

 

Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire www.kelmscottmanor.co.uk

A Grade I listed farmhouse bordering on the River Thames; the Morris family’s country retreat and home to a celebrated collection of the work of Morris and Rossetti.

 

Oxford Union, Oxford www.oxford-union.org/library/murals

The former debating chamber is decorated with Arthurian murals painted in the 1850s by Morris, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and others.

 

Saint Michael and All Angels, Brighton www.saintmichaelsbrighton.org

Described as the 'cathedral of the backstreets', the church was designed by GF Bodley and then enlarged by William Burges. Visit to see exquisite early stained glass by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.

 

Stained Glass Museum www.stainedglassmuseum.com

Discover the history and beauty of this ancient craft and the role played by Morris & Co.

 

Standen, West Sussex www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen

A showpiece of the Arts and Crafts Movement, designed by Philip Webb with Morris & Co furnishings.

 

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor

National Trust property furnished with original Morris & Co wallpapers and textiles, De Morgan tiles and Pre-Raphaelite art.

 

International

 

Artist's Studio Museums of Europe www.artiststudiomuseum.org

Discover the spaces that inspired the art.