Kelmscott Manor


Discover the inspirational Cotswolds retreat of designer, craftsman and campaigner, William Morris.

Kelmscott Manor was the country home of William Morris – poet, craftsman, socialist and Father of the Arts & Crafts Movement – from 1871 until his death in 1896. The house contains a collection of possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates including furniture, textiles, carpets and ceramics.

William Morris called Kelmscott, “a heaven on earth”. His delight in its discovery can still be felt by visitors today. The landscape with its barns, dovecot, stream, meadows and formal gardens was a constant source of inspiration for Morris, the flora and fauna of the surrounding area are reflected in his designs.


Visitor Info

2018 Open Season

4 April – 31 October

Wednesday & Saturdays

11 am – 5 pm (final entry at 4 pm)

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Visitors with limited mobility may use the drop-off point in front of the Manor or Blue Badge parking permit holders may park on site.

The property has two wheelchairs available for use.

Conferences & meetings



Step inside the Kelmsott Manor charming shop, located in an historic barn, for unique gifts.

Visit to shop online.

Food & Drink

Enjoy the Kelmscott Manor licensed Tearoom, serving delicious cream teas and light meals – all homemade from locally-sourced products.


“Only there is Life”

The artists Edward ans Stephani Scott-Snell at Kelmscott Manor 1940-48

23 June to 31 October 2018

A special exhibition of paintings, drawings and writings by the artists Edward ans Stephani Scott-Snell, created during the period they lived at the Manor as self-described “guardians of the most beautiful house in the world”. 

Admission is included with a purchase of a ticket to the Manor.