Things To Do

What to Expect During Your Visit

Kelmscott Manor was the beloved Cotswold retreat of William Morris, his 'heaven on Earth', and a constant source of inspiration to him. Today the property and collections are of international importance, and in 2014 more than 20,000 visitors explored this historic estate (a record-breaking year!).

Kelmscott Manor is the 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' (Cotswolds Tourism, 2014). You're welcome to join us here and experience this 'loveliest haunt of ancient peace' for yourself!

While you're here, expect to explore:

Children’s trails are available for families visiting the Manor. Enquire about these at the ticket office. We also hold special activity days throughout the open season.

Visitor Reviews

We have a 4.5 (out of 5) rating on TripAdvisor, where reviewers have called Kelmscott Manor ‘a gem of a place’, ‘a haven of calm’, and ‘a great day out’.

‘Hassle free visit at a good price, nice weather, pleasant surroundings, efficient, and friendly staff and nice cream tea!’ (TravelZoo Review)

‘Wonderful place to visit with friendly and informative guides and super lunches’ (Groupon Review)

'I visited Kelmscott with an American friend and had the most wonderful day there—we were both completely blown away by the house and especially its collection of the most beautiful paintings, wall hangings & furniture. You have managed to capture the very essence of the family’s spirit within the house, and it is easy to imagine them living & working there together. Will certainly recommend a visit to Kelmscott to all my friends and family!' (Emailed Visitor Response)