Events

Philip Webb Centenary exhibition

Philip Webb’s plans for Red House are works of art © National Trust/James Breslin

Philip Webb’s plans for Red House are works of art

From 18 April 11am - 5pm

Red House was architect Philip Webb's first commission and on the centenary of his death on 17 April 1915 we are opening an exhibition of his personal artefacts. As well as a display of his plans of Red House you can see the tools of his trade, clues as to what he enjoyed doing in his spare time, a beautiful gift from his friend William Morris plus an object that will surprise you.

  • Free entry to exhibition (normal admission fees apply)

Find the wombats

Find all the wombats hidden around Red House to win a prize © National Trust/James Breslin

Find all the wombats hidden around Red House to win a prize

During half term and holidays children can look for the hidden wombats around the house on our Wombat trail. Morris and his friends were obsessed with wombats and Burne Jones drew one in his Drawing Room wall paintings. You'll have to find that one too to win the prize.

  • £1 per trail (normal admission fees apply)

Building Red House

Watch craftsmen using the skills that built Red House © WMCFT

Watch craftsmen using the skills that built Red House

Sat 13 June 11am - 5pm

During Open Squares Saturday come and watch the craftsmen from the William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust demonstrate the skills that were used to build Red House. You can learn what's involved and have a try yourself to see how difficult it is.

  • Free entry to garden and demonstration

Arts and Crafts Fair

Browse in the garden for hand made gifts © Jan Gillon/NT

Browse in the garden for hand made gifts

Sat 4 - Sun 5 July 11am - 5pm

Enjoy the lovely Red House garden while browsing for hand made arts and crafts produced by local craftsmen. There's pottery and ceramics, jewellery, stained glass and textiles, even crafts packs to fill the childrens' holidays. Morris & Co have their own marquee too, filled with greatly reduced cushions, curtains and offcuts in Morris's timeless designs. They'll also be showcasing their new collection.

  • £2.20 per adult

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