Shopping at Red House

Morris inspired gifts at Red House, Kent

What was once the coach house is now home to our visitor reception and shop, filled with Morris inspired items from homeware and food to books, jewellery and soft cuddly wombats.

Like the house itself, the shop is not your usual National Trust shop. When it came to decorating Red House, William Morris chose to create individual designs for everything from furniture to tableware, and we want to continue the tradition of unique, individual and lovingly created items.

We work to follow Morris' famous mantra;

" If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
- William Morris, 1880

We offer a unique range of Morris inspired homeware, perfect for gifts or just brightening up your home.

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Wombats in the shop at Red House, Kent

Adored by Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites, and painted on the wall of the Drawing Room, wombats are an unusual animal to find in the suburbs of London. Take home your own furry friend, each one named after a notable Pre-Raphaelite who visited Morris at Red House.

Or for a truly unique gift, how about one of Poppy Valentine’s one-off Morris’ patterned jewellery pieces.

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Morris inspired jewellery at Red House, Kent

Looking to learn a little more? We have a wide variety of books on Morris, Red House and the Arts & Crafts movement as well as a second hand bookshop if you’re looking for a lighter read.