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“An enjoyable and informative museum”

William Morris Gallery
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Walthamstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I always enjoyed Morris' designs but learned so much about the man at his boyhood home. Also enjoyed the rooms that displayed his contemporaries' work. More informative that I had expected and the docents were helpful and knowledgeable. Had a lovely lunch in the cafe.

Thank EuroBuckeye
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The Georgian home of a young William Morris is set in a lovely park which is an oasis of green in East London. I understand that the building and contents have had a major refurb in recent years and the benefit shone through.
As part of a group we were able to prebook a guided tour of the museum which was worth the money as the guide was extremely knowledgeable and seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the place. Whatever your interest in William Morris there is plenty for everyone, from how his interest started as a young boy, through to his iconic designs and how they are reproduced and his later conversion to Socialism. The relationships between the various members of the Arts and Crafts movement was also explained very well.
The only downside was that we were unable to explore the park as it was quite a rainy day!

Thank Vokon
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a really quirky little place, the house the gallery is set in is really quaint. The exhibits are really informative but not too wordy. The coffee shop has some nice food, a little pricey though so if you were bringing a family to eat it wouldn't be cheap, but it is good quality. There are some good interactive items in the exhibits too. The park is lovely and well worth a wander around. There is no parking except if you are lucky enough to stumble across a space on the roadside so I would recommend using public transport. It's really nice place to visit that is free and doesn't require a trip into central London.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Really enjoyed the exhibition here, lots to see and a nice light building. Good shop. Cafe looked inviting but had no gluten free options so we couldn't stay.

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

the gallery is very good - interesting displays - some fixed and some change on a regular basis. The coffee shop is also excellent with good coffee and lovely cakes

Thank Lucy D
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