William Morris Gallery

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






020 8496 4390

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The William Morris Gallery is a public museum devoted to this country's best known and most versatile designer.

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Black and white poster showing refugees walking away from the city behind.

Help is better than sympathy: Frank Brangwyn and the First World War

  • 24 May — 14 September 2014 *on now

At the start of the First World War, more than a million Belgian refugees fled the advancing armies. Those who made it to England found a sympathetic welcome; local relief committees raised funds to sustain them during their time in exile.

This exhibition traces their story through the work of Frank Brangwyn. A well-known and successfull artist at the outbreak of war, Brangwyn became a prolific poster designer. His designs have become synonymous with First World War propaganda, ranging from recruitment posters to designs decrying the horrors of the war. Shown together they offer an opportunity to examine Brangwyn's attitude to the war, and the Belgian refugees in particular, using the Gallery's rich collection.

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.
Poster showing a man with a basket sowing seeds with the title Peace below.

Lecture: Brangwyn at War!

  • 21 August 2014 7-8:30pm

From his success as a poster designer to the refjection of his Westminster Palace scheme, in this lecture Libby Horner will share her favourites from her latest publication, Brangwyn at War. Visitors can also visit the Help is better than sympathy exhibition. Tickets £5, must be booked in advance.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Tickets £5 must be booked in advance. Please phone 02084964390 to book or email wmg.bookings@walthamforest.gov.uk