Red House - National Trust

Red House - National Trust
Red House Lane
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA6 8JF
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house

E-mail

redhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

020 8304 9878

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Exterior view of Red House, Bexleyheath, London
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Commissioned by William Morris in 1859 and designed by Philip Webb, Red House is of enormous international significance in the history of domestic architecture and garden design. The unique building is constructed of warm red brick, under a steep red-tiled roof, with an emphasis on natural materials and a strong Gothic influence. The garden was designed to "clothe" the house with a series of sub-divided areas which still clearly exist today. Inside, the house retains many of the original features and fixed items of furniture designed by Morris and Webb, as well as wall paintings and stained glass by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Originally surrounded by orchards and countryside, Red House, is now an oasis in the midst of suburbia.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

Usually March to November Wed-Sun, plus Christmas period.
See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for more details

Closed: www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details

Admission charges

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

Very limited parking for disabled drivers. Please pre-book. 2 steps to house entrance, accessible route in grounds.

Parking: There is no private parking at Red House. Parking is at Danson Park which is a 15-25 mins walk.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • William Morris
  • Philip Webb
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Edward Burne-Jones
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Heritage Open Days 2014: Red House

  • 13 September 2014

Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman and socialist.
The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.
When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Acquired by the Trust only 10 years ago, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris’ earliest designs and decorative schemes.These original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones, the bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/red-house2

Apples

Apple Day

  • 5 October 2014 11am-5pm

A great day out in the Red House garden. Taste some of our heritage apples, join in with the children's activities and take home something delicious from our locally produced food fair.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £2.00 (NT members go free), Child £1.00, Family £5.00.

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