In 2014, Kelmscott Manor sponsored its first Artist in Residence, Sasha Ward.
William Morris described Kelmscott Manor as a ‘door to the imagination’, and today our staff and volunteers endeavour to keep the Manor as alluring and inspiring for our visitors as it was for Morris and his contemporaries. Our special events are designed to tempt visitors to return to the Manor again and again! We also organise special experiences for Friends of Kelmscott Manor. Take a look at recent past events.
During the open season – and especially during school holidays – we try to be as family friendly as possible and frequently host children's trails and family workshops.
Most workshops take place on Saturdays, 12.00 to 4.00 p.m. Admission to all was free with purchased tickets for the house or gardens. Join us for more in 2017!
Kelmscott Manor Events
We are finalising our 2017 lecture programme and will update this page shortly with more details.
Play English Lawn Croquet
The Morris family often liked to play croquet in the Manor garden. William and Jane’s daughter, May, was particularly fond of the game—we still have May Morris’s croquet box at the Manor!
We are hoping visitors will enjoy the game as much as the Morris family did. The Manor’s croquet set is suitable for families; mallets of different heights are available to suit all persons large and small. Advanced booking is not necessary and croquet equipment hire is included in the admission price.
Following the rules of the Croquet Association, visitors are invited to play on our lawn. Afterward, we recommend indulging in a delicious snack in the nearby Tearoom.