Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement. This Grade I listed house was loved by Morris as a survival of traditional craftsmanship in harmony with the nearby village and surrounding landscape, which lies towards the very upper reaches of the Thames, inspiring many of his most important designs and writings, including world-famous Willow pattern.
Discover the treasures of Kelmscott including:
• Morris’ collection of ceramics, textiles, metalwork and books
• Furnishings from each of Morris’ London homes
• Furnishings chosen by Pre-Raphaelite artist DG Rossetti
Take a stroll around the Manor’s gardens, original barns, dovecot, stream and meadow and visit the church and gravestones of William and Jane Morris, and their two daughters.
Enjoy a break in the licensed Tearoom. The Tearoom serves delicious cream teas and light meals, homemade from locally sourced products. The charming shop, located in a historic barn, is a must for anyone looking for a memento or gift.
Season Dates Wednesday 3rd April – Saturday 31st August 2019
Wed 11:00 to 17:00 | Sat 11:00 to 17:00
House and Garden (afternoon tickets bookable in advance through our website) – Every Wednesday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Ticket office opens 10.30am. Last admission to the house 4.00pm. The house has limited capacity. Admission to the house is by timed ticket.