Kelmscott Manor – The Home of William Morris
The Society of Antiquaries owns Kelmscott Manor, the former home of William Morris and his family. William Morris was a hugely influential craftsman, designer, writer, environmentalist, socialist and much more. He is commonly referred to as the Father of the Arts & Crafts Movement and in his early years was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Morris called Kelmscott Manor a ‘heaven on earth’.
You can visit Kelmscott Manor during it’s open season (April to October) and view the iconic collection of artwork and objects owned and designed by Morris and discover why the Cotswold home became an inspiration for him and his family.
Through displaying the unique collection, activities, special exhibitions, educational and community engagement, Kelmscott’s goal is to allow visitors to experience and respond to Kelmscott in the same way that William Morris did during his quarter of a century of living there, preserving the tranquil domestic and rural character of the property, and highlighting the artistic, archaeological, and natural sources of inspiration for Morris and others.