Book a Visit to Kelmscott House
Group Guided tours of the William Morris Society’s premises at Kelmscott house offer a unique way of discovering more about William Morris, Kelmscott House, and the collection. The Curator-led private tours give a behind the scenes look at the Society’s archive, detailing the fascinating stories behind the artefacts. Find out the reasons why Morris moved to Hammersmith, discover how Kelmscott House proved instrumental to his politics, and why these later years proved to be the most productive of his life.
Options for group guided tours include illustrated talks on the life and work of Morris and/or a special private view of the collection when the museum is closed to the general public, where you will be given rare access to the original designs, wallpapers, textiles and Kelmscott Press material. Both options last approximately one hour. Printing demonstrations on our Kelmscott Press Albion, and refreshments, are also available. Please contact the Curator for further information and availability.
Group Tours can include an Arts and Crafts walk along the Upper Mall, discovering the other artists that lived during Morris’s time, upon request.
Group Tours are conducted outside of regular opening hours to allow for close inspection of items from the collection and to provide a more intimate experience. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings are preferred and groups ideally should be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 people. Suggested donation is £6 per person. Refreshments can also be provided.
Please note that the Society's premises are in the coach house and basement. Kelmscott House itself is privately owned and not open to the public.