Friends excursions: William Morris Gallery private tour
Friends privately tour the William Morris Gallery, the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman and socialist.
Enjoy a curator-led tour of the Gallery’s most important embroidery, tapestry, carpets, woven and printed designs, including a visit to the museum’s collection store where we view key pieces from the museum collection. The collection comprises over 10,000 objects and is uniquely placed to tell the story of the life and work of Morris and his artistic circle. Holdings include original designs, textiles, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass, ceramics, metalwork, books and archival materials as well as personal items, such as his coffee cup and satchel.
In addition to the Morris holdings, the Gallery owns a wide-ranging collection of Arts and Crafts material. This includes significant works by William De Morgan, Walter Crane, May Morris, George Jack and Christopher Whall to name but a few.
After the tour, Friends have an opportunity to explore the permanent collection independently.
When booking for this event, please choose between the following two time slots: 11am–12.30pm or 12.30–2pm.
This event is also taking place on 8 August 2017.
● Fully booked
- 15 August 2017, 11am — 12.30pm
- 15 August 2017, 12.30 — 2pm
Meet at William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, 531 Forest Rd, E17