Behind the wallpaper tours at Red House

Window painted by William Morris at Red House

Peel back layers of history on these specialist tours to get an insight into the Red House William Morris knew. These tours will give you the opportunity to see what we have discovered behind the wallpaper and understand the original decoration painted by Morris and his friends.

Paint Analysis at Red House

Over the past few years we have commissioned specialist paint analysis to find out the original colours Morris painted his 'forever home.'

Through intricate scientific processes and good old fashioned detective work we now have a strong idea of what Red House would have looked like when Morris called it home.

Specialist Tours

Take a tour with one of our volunteer guides to uncover Morris' decorative schemes and visualise the carcophany of colour that make Red House 'more a poem than a house'. 

Behind the wallpaper tours will run between July and August, check our What's On pages for dates and how to book.