Red House

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

Upcoming events

Family Wombat Trail

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Find Top the wombat and all his friends who are hiding at Red House

'William Morris and the art of needlework' Lecture

Sat 02 Sep 2017
Explore the embroidered furnishings that Morris designed for his bachelor lodgings at Red Lion Square and his first marital home Red House (1857-1865) within the context of the development of art embroidery in the Victorian home.

Medieval embroidery workshop

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Medieval embroidery was predominantly carried out with silk and metal threads. Learn some of the most beautiful and useful techniques. Each student will be able to choose the placement of the techniques for their own project.

'Fair and Beautiful - The Gothic Revival' Lecture

Sat 16 Sep 2017
Part of the Embroidery Resurgent programme at Red House, this lecture explored the Gothic Revivals' key protagonists, designers and patterns and their legacies.

'The Legende of Good Wimmen' embroidery workshop

Sat 23 Sep 2017
Stitching in wools on a linen ground, this one-day workshop will explore some of the embroidery techniques used to create the Legende of Good Wimmen panels that William Morris designed for the Dining Room at Red House.

'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.
Wombats at Red House, Bexleyheath

A wisdom of wombats at Red House 

Come to Red House to enjoy our summer garden in bloom or take on the challenge of finding a wisdom of wombats hidden around the house.

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.

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

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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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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.