Plan Your Visit
2019 Open Season:
Wednesday 3rd April to Saturday 31st August
Open Days: Wednesday and Saturday, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Ticket office opens at 10.30am; last entry to the house is at 4pm.
We manage the visitor flow through the Manor House by timed ticket entry in 15 minute intervals, therefore there may be a short wait for entry. However, there are several areas to explore while you wait, including the Garden, Tearoom and Shop.
September to March
The Manor is closed for the winter months, while an annual programme of conservation, development and maintenance occurs. We are currently planning our HLF funded restoration and improvement project which will start in September.
Adults: £11* (£10 without Gift Aid)
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £29* (£26 without Gift Aid)
Full-time students: £5.50* (£5 without Gift Aid)
Children (5-16): £5.50* (£5 without Gift Aid)
Children (0-4): FREE
Accompanying carers: FREE
Garden-only ticket: £3.50
*Prices include Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer and choose to pay the Gift Aid admission fee, Kelmscott Manor will receive 25p for every £1 you spent. Gift Aid admissions are important contributions to our annual revenue and enable us to conserve, protect and improve Kelmscott Manor, its collections and its estate.
A proportion of income from ticket sales is donated each year to the Morris Memorial Hall to assist with its upkeep. Currently donations have exceeded £10,000.
Purchase an Advance Ticket
Tickets are sold at Kelmscott Manor’s ticket office, Wednesday and Saturday, beginning at 10.30 am (first entry to the House is at 11.00 am).
While visitors can enter the gardens and grounds immediately upon purchase of a ticket, there may be a short wait to enter the house.
If you would like to ensure that you can enter the house upon arrival, consider an advanced ticket.
Advanced booking is not required, but we have made a limited number of tickets available for entry from 2pm onwards for sale online.
Advanced tickets for our 2019 season will be available from the middle of February.
If you wish to visit the Manor before 2pm then tickets can only be purchased in person at the Ticket Office.
Please note that during peak visitors times, we are not able to make advance tickets available—but that does not mean tickets will not be available on the door!
We welcome groups every Thursday, April to August. However, access to the Manor is limited and we ask that groups book their visits in advance. Find out more about group visits.
'Your volunteers do the spirit of William Morris great credit—so friendly and helpful! The food was excellent; I haven’t had such a huge, tasty jacket potato and fresh salad for a long time. It was useful to have the hand outs in Japanese, Spanish and German for some of my international students. I would certainly bring another group of ladies next year!' (Group visit coordinator in 2014)
If you would like to visit Kelmscott Manor for research, you should read our Guidance Notes for Research Visits to Kelmscott Manor.
Address: Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade GL7 3HJ
Telephone: 01367 252486 - unfortunately our phone line is not currently working. BT are hoping to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
How to Get Here
Kelmscott Manor is located approximately 3 miles from Lechlade (on B4449). Signposted from both the A417 and the A4095, visitors can easily travel by car. The Manor also has a private mooring and can be reached by boat.
Public transport to the Manor, which is located in the picturesque village of Kelmscott, is very limited. More information about travelling to and from the Manor is available on our How to Get Here page.
For more information about visiting the local area, please see one of the following websites:
Things to Know Before Your Visit
Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed building, and we have done our best to protect the character of the seventeenth-century manor and estate the Morris family loved. While we can accommodate wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility, some areas of the house and estate may not be accessible.
Bags, Backpacks and Pushchairs
For conservation reasons it is not possible to allow large bags, backpacks and pushchairs inside the Manor. We ask that these are left in a secure cupboard at the main gate. Kelmscott Manor accepts no liability for loss or damage to bags or pushchairs left unattended. Please ask a member of staff or call us in advance for more information.
To learn more, visit our ‘Accessibility and On-Site Facilities’ page.
The Manor car park is situated near St George’s church in Kelmscott Village and is signposted. Please note that there is a short walk from the car park to the Manor (approx. 10 minutes). We do have a drop-off point at the Manor House for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility. To learn more, please visit our ‘Accessibility and On-Site Facilities’ and our ‘How to Get Here’ page.