About Kelmscott Manor
The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed limestone manor house adjacent to the River Thames in the Cotswolds village of Kelmscott, in West Oxfordshire, built around 1600.
Described as a ‘Heaven on Earth’ by Morris, he loved the Manor house and adjoining farm buildings as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the surrounding countryside. Its beautiful gardens, with barns, dovecote, a meadow and stream, provided a constant source of inspiration.
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.
The house - perhaps the most evocative of all the houses associated with Morris - contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and his Arts & Crafts associates, including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork.
There are regular events and activities throughout the Open Season.
The Manor and Gardens are now closed for conservation and improvement works, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which will continue throughout 2020/21.
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