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.

The Brangwyn Gallery: First World War Posters

  • 14 September 2015 — 10 January 2016 *on now

This display shows focus on Brangwyn's concern for Belgium, and the powerful propgaganda posters he created to support the war effort. In particular look out for the Belgian & Allies Aid League poster, and the Rebuilding of Belgium poster which highlight the little known story of Belgian refugees in Britain.

Suitable for



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.

Puppet Performance: Sigurd the Volsung

  • 28 — 30 October 2015

E17 Puppet Project perform their sell-out show Sigurd the Volsung, created exclusively for the William Morris Gallery and based on William Morris's Icelandic sagas. Join Prince Sigurd on his travels through Iceland where he must face Fafnir the dragon and free the beautiful warrior Brynhildr.Free event but booking is essential. To book email wmg.bookings@walthamforest.gov.uk or telephone 020 8496 4390.Performance starts at 18:30 (doors open at 18:00).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Family Day: "Art makes children powerful"

  • 31 October 2015 1-4pm

On the last Saturday of every month the William Morris Gallery hosts an event full of fun activities for families to make and do together. Each event includes a make and take so that you can remember your special day. Our Art makes children powerful event invites you to flex your creative muscles with drawings to make you strong in body and mind, inspired by Bob and Roberta Smith's current exhibition. Part of the Big Draw festival.Free drop-in event for families with children of all ages.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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






020 8496 4390

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