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6–7 June 2020

6–7 June 2020

William Morris Society

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Museum open. Book and gift stall. Handout containing Morris’s description and plan of the 1880s garden. Display of Morris’s designs. Children’s quiz and trail. Refreshments (tea/coffee/cakes) available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

26 Upper Mall; through the coach house in the cobbled courtyard, to the left of the house.
Nearest postcode: W6 9TA

Buses

27, 91, 267, 290

Station

Hammersmith

Cycle hire station

Hammersmith Town Hall (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Access to garden up three steps. Coach House accessible to wheelchair users across a cobbled drive

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

William Morris, one of the most influential figures in the arts and crafts movement, lived at Kelmscott House for the last 18 years of his life. He wrote: ‘The garden is most beautiful…The situation is certainly the prettiest in London.’ This small garden contains a number of plants which feature in Morris’s textile and wallpaper designs. The shady lower garden features ferns, which thrive in its microclimate. The lower floors of Kelmscott House are now used as the headquarters of the William Morris Society. A museum dedicated to his life and work is open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 12–5pm.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Museum open. Book and gift stall. Handout containing Morris’s description and plan of the 1880s garden. Display of Morris’s designs. Children’s quiz and trail. Refreshments (tea/coffee/cakes) available.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

26 Upper Mall; through the coach house in the cobbled courtyard, to the left of the house.
Nearest postcode: W6 9TA

Buses

27, 91, 267, 290

Station

Hammersmith

Cycle hire station

Hammersmith Town Hall (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Access to garden up three steps. Coach House accessible to wheelchair users across a cobbled drive

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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