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William Morris Gallery

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Address: Lloyd Park Forest Road | Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP, England
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+44 20 8496 4390
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to William...

The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to William Morris - designer, craftsman, writer, socialist and conservationist. The Gallery is housed in the Grade II* listed building that was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.The William Morris Gallery reopened in August 2012 following a major redevelopment and won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013. William Morris Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Free entry.

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Lovely museum

Very interesting exhibition. It was nice to see where William Morris came from and what his life and work were like. I left with a new found appreciation for design, pattern and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting exhibition. It was nice to see where William Morris came from and what his life and work were like. I left with a new found appreciation for design, pattern and material.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After several visits to London finally got here - didn't take as long as we thought to get there from Central London - about15.minutes on the Tube & then a10 minute walk from the station (or there are buses from the station). The gallery is set in a beautiful house that Morris lived in, entry is free (there are donation... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was far more interesting and far larger than we had expected. The word "gallery" does not do it justice and "museum" would be better. Everything is in good condition and well displayed. I expected to go on to another attraction but there was so much to see that we spent a long time there and did not need anything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum very near where I live. It has many pictures and arquitectura than William Morris designed. There is a coffee place in the back. I like it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came all the way across London to Walthamstow purely on the basis that it happened to have an exhibition on about Japanese art and ukiyoe (wood block printing) in particular. But the gallery is truly excellent. William Morris was a fascinating man, and the museum tells you quite a bit about not just has artistic talents but his advocacy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place! Especially if you have a little wander round the park. Wheelchair access was good. Friendly staff who were brilliant to us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This 'gallery' is housed in Lloyd House, where William Morris lived for a few years. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the British Arts and Crafts Movement that flourished at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Exhibits are well-displayed and labelled, and largely fascinating. Not only are their works by or inspired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This gallery is a gem. It is well laid out showing designs, background and manufacturing process. Learnt lots about the life and philosophy of William Morris (and Frank Brangwyn). Activities for children and a good little café too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The current exhibition is of Japanese Wood Block prints - donated by Frank Brangwyn. I enjoyed it very much. There is a splendid small cafe, which serves pies , soup, salad, cakes and scones, with a lovely view over Lloyd Park. The rest of the gallery is devoted to the work of William Morris and is very well displayed.

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Asheville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The collection was great as were the docents and staff, as was the cafe. Sad that one could not take photos but that's par for the course for US visitors. If you love Arts and Crafts decor, this is a must see museum and easily accessible from central London.

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