Red House, a history at Red House

Find out more about Red House, William Morris, his family and the circle of Victorian artists that created the Arts and Crafts movement.

Detail of wall painting at Red House
The Red House weathervane, covered with William Morris designs

History at Red House 

William Morris was much more than a talented textile designer. Find out about his generous nature and the dreams he had for his friends and his home.

The Theodore Watts-Dunton Folding Press Bed: Jane Morris by Henry Treffry Dunn (Truro 1838 - 1899)

Jane Morris 

Discover the remarkable story of Jane Morris and her artistic contribution to the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

Window painted by William Morris at Red House

Red House and William Morris 

Red House was the vision of William Morris and became the centre of his Arts and Crafts circle.

Photograph of the Morris and Burne-Jones families by Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)

Jenny Morris 

Discover the lesser know story of Jenny Morris, eldest daughter of William and Janey Morris.

The hall and settle at Red House

Red House architect Philip Webb 

A modest man, Philip Webb’s work in particular on Red House, was to have lasting influence. He focused on the interiors as well as the exterior with fine attention to detail.

Embroidery thought to be by May Morris

May Morris 

Discover the incredibly talented May Morris and all that she gave to the arts & crafts movement.

Louisa Macdonald, Mrs Alfred Baldwin (1845-1925), Georgiana MacDonald, Lady Burne-Jones (1840-1920), Alice Macdonald, Mrs John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1910) and Agnes Macdonald, Lady Poynter (1843-1906)

Georgiana Burne-Jones 

Find out more about Georgiana Burne-Jones and the importance of her writing to our knowledge of Red House today.

One of the Cinderella tiles by Lucy Faulkner

Lucy Faulkner 

Discover the fairy-tale artwork of Lucy Faulkner and why her name has been forgotten by history.