Eating & shopping
William Morris' kitchen and pantry have been returned to the original colour scheme as specified by Philip Webb in the plans and turned into a cosy café. Now everyone can experience a little bit of living at Red House while enjoying a light lunch, hot drinks and cake or a cream tea. There's free wi-fi available too.
New shop open in the coach house
Our shop has moved into the coach house that suits the new rustic style. It's larger and brighter to make browsing and shopping a more relaxing experience and it's full of textiles, ceramics and notepaper decorated with Morris & Co's well known designs.There's a wide range of books related to the period and some items unique to Red House too. Do come along and find a gift or momento of your visit.
Morris' motto badges
If you want to buy something unique to Red House, this is it. A badge emblazoned with Morris's motto which you find on tiles and painted on windows around the house. We have stained glass too depicting the comic birds painted on the gallery windows and Burne-Jones's classic Fortuna and Love designs.
Red House wombats
Not just for children, our wombats have different faces and are labelled with the names of the Pre-raphaelite friends who loved wombats and visited here. Edward Burne-Jones even painted one into his wallpainting depicting a medieval feast so this is a fun reminder of a beautiful painting.