William Morris Gallery

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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Pre-booked groups and school visits also welcome on Tuesdays, 10am-5pm

Admission charges

Free of charge

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Design, Social History, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • john henry dearle
  • charles voysey
  • william de morgan
  • arts and crafts
  • william morris
  • frank brangwyn
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
John Ball and the Hedgerow Priest

Red Saunders: Hidden

  • 11 January — 5 March 2017 *on now

Red Saunders’ epic photographs reimagine decisive but overlooked events in Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality.

John Ball the Hedgerow Priest, Peasants Revolt 1380 and William Cuffay and the London Chartists 1842 are displayed in front of the William Morris Gallery and light up the entrance. Rediscover their extraordinary stories, and the contribution they made to bring about change.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Japanese cut out

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

  • 4 February — 14 May 2017 *on now

Marking the 150th anniversary of Brangwyn's birth, Sheer Pleasure examines the influence of Japanese art on his work, his relationship with Japanese artists and his ill-fated plans for an art gallery in Tokyo.

A rare chance to view Frank Brangwyn's collection of Japanese art, including prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Children drawing

Family Day: Japanese Art

  • 25 February 2017 1-4pm

Family Days take place at the William Morris Gallery on the last Saturday of the month. On 25th February, learn traditional Japanese crafts including Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and origami.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Children playing

Creative Kids: Celebration of Colour

  • 9 March 2017 10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm

Play, make and get hands on with Creative Kids, a regular session at the William Morris Gallery for under 5s to enjoy with their parents and carers. In partnership with Lloyd Park Children's Centre.

At this session, enjoy abstract painting activities looking at colour, marking the Hindu festival of Holi.

Free, booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 0-4



Children drawing

Family Day: William Morris's Birthday

  • 25 March 2017 1-4pm

Family Days take place on the last Saturday of the month at the William Morris Gallery.

On 25th March, help us to celebrate William Morris's birthday by making craft gifts inspired by contemporary British folk art.

For families with children of all ages. Free, drop-in event.

Suitable for

  • Any age



William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
Greater London
E17 4PP






020 8496 4390

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.