Kelmscott Manor, country home of William Morris

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Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor was the county home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until his death in 1896.

Kelmscott Manor, country home of William Morris  

The house contains a collection of his possessions and works of William Morris and his associates, including furniture, textiles, carpets and ceramics.

William Morris called Kelmscott "a heaven on earth" and Kelmscott Manor is the most evocative houses associated with William Morris.

The garden with its barns, dovecot, stream, meadow and formal garden was a constant source of inspiration for William Morris and the images are reflected in his textile and wall-paper designs.

Kelmscott Manor is situated approximately 3 miles from Lechlade and is signposted from the A417 and the A4095. When you enter the village of Kelmscott follow the signs the the Manor

Kelmscott Manor is open to the public from the beginning of April until the end of September and Wednesdays (11am to 5pm).

The Manor is open on the third Saturday in April, May, June and September (2pm to 5pm) and also the first and third Saturday in July and August (2pm to 5pm).