Wednesday 4th May 2022 Visit to Kelmscott Manor

Note that the date is subject to the re-opening after refurbishment.

Following on from the November Lecture “William Morris wallpaper and textiles” we hope to visit Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswold retreat of the ‘Father of the Arts and Crafts Movement’. The Manor is closed for conservation and improvement works until Spring 2022, so the date of the visit is subject to change at this early stage.

Described as a ‘Heaven on Earth’ by Morris, he loved the Manor House and adjoining farm buildings as a work of true craftmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the surrounding countryside.
Visitors today can still experience the beauty and seclusion that inspired many of William Morris’s most important designs and writings as well as influencing his ideas on conservation for both the built and natural environments.
On display is an outstanding collection of possessions and works of Morris, as well as his family and associates
Booking will be from 1st March to 18th April 2022. Travel will be by coach.