Red House

Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman and socialist

Upcoming events

Hog's Hole Apple Weekend at Red House

Sat 30 Sep 2017
Join us for a weekend to celebrate our ancient orchard and its produce.

'Apple Tree to Vine Leaf: the Morris & Co. Embroidery Department' Lecture

Sat 30 Sep 2017
May Morris bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum a handwritten ledger recording over 450 embroidery orders completed between 1892 and 1896. Uncover its secrets with this lecture, a part of the Embroidery Resurgent programme at Red House.

Embroidery Resurgent

Sun 01 Oct 2017
Sundays throughout September & October offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at embroidery guided by volunteers from the Royal College of Needlework

Bird embroidery workshop

Sat 07 Oct 2017
Explore techniques of hand embroidery inspired by Phillip Webb's stained glass birds at Red House. Combine cottons and metal threads in this set design and learn a variety of beautiful surface stitches highlighted with metal threads.

'If I Can', storytelling experience at Red House

Tue 10 Oct 2017
Discover Red House in a new way with an audio drama telling the story of William and Janey and the highs and lows of life at Red House.

'The Venus embroidery and William Morris' idea for a 'House of Love at Red House' Lecture

Sat 14 Oct 2017
Learn new research on the Venus embroidery and its relationship to the painting of the same subject from Kelmscott Manor. It will be argued that Venus is the key for unlocking Morris' design concept for Red House; his 'House of Love'.
Embroidered belt detail from Aphrodite, Red House

Embroidery Resurgent at Red House 

Join us for a series of lectures and workshops in partnership with Ornamental Embroidery to discover the history of embroidery at Red House.

The orchard at Red House, Kent

Hogs Hole Apple Weekend at Red House 

Head over to Red House to enjoy a weekend celebrating all things apple on the site of an ancient orchard.

'If I Can' at Red House, Bexleyheath

'If I Can', storytelling experience at Red House 

Discover Red House in a new way with an audio drama telling the story of William and Janey and the highs and lows of life at Red House.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Get involved

One of our volunteers speaking with visitors at the Red House gallery

Join the team 

Get more involved with our work, make new friends and learn about the estate by volunteering at Red House.

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A group tour at Red House, London

Organise a group visit 

Enjoy a free guided tour and make your day as enjoyable and interesting as possible.

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Visitors at Red House, Kent

School groups at Red House 

A brand new schools programme allows you to pick one of two sessions for you and your students to discover Red House.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Red House on the National Trust Collections website