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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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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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Walthamstow should be on every visitor to London's list. The William Morris Gallery has a lot to offer. Designer and thinker, Morris lived at this house for a period of his life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walthamstow should be on every visitor to London's list. The William Morris Gallery has a lot to offer. Designer and thinker, Morris lived at this house for a period of his life. interesting displays inform and excite. The café is really good, too and the grounds delightful.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit espceially when it is on your door step. The park that leads off this Gallery is lovely for a Sunday walk. It is amazing that all this is in Walthamstow. It is well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gallery was home to William Morris, a large detached property on two floors. Entry is free. The rooms are well presented as you go around with a lot of items on show, clearly labelled. You are given an insight into the man, his family & friends. Staff are very friendly. At this time there is also a small Japanese... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice all round afternoon visit, Lovely house, very interesting exhibition on Morris's work, nice cafe overlooking the pretty gardens. Well worth a trip 👍

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luckily it turned out a fine Saturday in March when a friend in London invited me to spend the day with him.Since 'm a volunteer at Standen,an Arts & crafts house in Sussex,he proposed we visit the W.Morris Georgian house in a lovely park at Walthamstow. On entry,without charge,we were greeted by gentleman volunteer who gave us a knowledgeable introduction... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The William Morris gallery is a must-see for anyone who enjoys design, art and also for any history enthusiast. A truly enjoyable experience to learn about Morris, his legacy, and the Victorian London as well. The house is easy to navigate through and the collection is very well presented. There are activities for children and a small café.

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London, UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been on my 'to do' list for too long but I got there today. The house is attractive - front and back, and inside it contains a myriad of displays and information as well as an interesting Japanese exhibition. And a shop with quite nice, if expensive 'stuff'. We had a delicious lunch of tortilla and salad... More 

Thank Gakeitse
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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Lifton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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