The De Morgan Centre

The De Morgan Centre
38 West Hill
Greater London
SW18 1RX


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020 8871 1144



020 8875 9357

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Refurbished, re-configured restored and re-hung, visitors are once again be able to experience the stunning collection of William De Morgan’s ceramics and Evelyn De Morgan’s paintings – the largest collection of each anywhere in the world.

While William De Morgan was the most important ceramicist of the Arts and Crafts Movement and a close friend and collaborator of William Morris, his wife Evelyn was a talented and acclaimed artist and symbolist painter.

Together they were actively involved in a number of social movements of their day; including prison reform and women’s suffrage and so the Centre is also a rich resource for students of late 19th Century art, social and political history.

Once again the Centre is hosting a lively and wide ranging programme of temporary exhibitions, many featuring the work of contemporary crafts-people thus promoting craft education and the best craft practices of today. Our aim is to ensure that the Arts and Crafts Movement goes on into the future and that the Centre remains a focus of relevance and interest.

Please visit our website for information on our opening times and current temporary exhibitions

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Admission charges

Adults: £4
Children: Free

Getting there

Nearest rail station: Putney
Nearest Underground: East Putney
(10 minute walk or 3 stops on the bus)
Buses: 37, 170, 337

The Centre holds an extensive collection of Arts and Crafts Ceramics by the Victorian ceramicist William De Morgan and Oil Paintings and drawings by the artist Evelyn De Morgan. The centre also holds archive material associated with the De Morgans and their circle and a lively programme of temporary exhibitions.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • William De Morgan; Evelyn De Morgan; Ceramics; Oil Paintings; Pre-Raphaelites; Arts and Crafts Movement; Mrs Stirling; drawings; Victorian social history; Lustre-ware
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Male Study by Evelyn De Morgan

Men in Pants: Evelyn De Morgan's life drawings from the Slade School onwards

  • 7 February — 26 April 2014 *on now

Evelyn De Morgan began her artistic career at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she was able to develop her interest in drawing the human body, winning prizes for her life drawing.

This exhibition will explore Evelyn’s experience of life drawing and her interaction and engagement with her models. Featuring material from the De Morgan Centre’s archive of drawings, this display of sketches show how Evelyn’s experience of drawing models at the Slade School and beyond shaped the expressive qualities of her paintings. Her skilful drawings reveal her creative technique and mastery of drapery and composition.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults: £4.00
Children: Free
National Art Pass holders: Free


Getting there

Nearest rail station: Putney
Nearest Underground: East Putney
(10 minute walk or 3 stops on the bus)
Buses: 37, 170, 337