Heritage from Home with Red House

View of the Red House well through an oriel window


We know that many of you were looking forward to visiting Red House in the coming weeks, and are now unable to do so. So instead, the team here will bring Red House to you. We are launching “Heritage From Home” which will see posts and videos uploaded across our social media channels as well as on our website so you can enjoy all our favourite things about Red House from the comfort of your own home. Please check back here to see updates.

Latest updates

10 Apr 20

Happy Holme #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback to when Charles and Clara Holme lived at Red House and filled the interiors with objects from Asia. This photograph of the drawing room is barely recognisable, though you can just make out Burne-Jones’s murals in the background. Holme imported furnishings from across Asia, especially Japan, and was a founding member of The Japan Society. Here you can see his love of lacquered furniture, ceramics and metalwork. He was also very good friends with Arthur Lasenby Liberty, founder of the famous department store. Check out our social media channels @RedHouseNT to see the full photo.

The Drawing Room at Red House at the time of Charles Holme

08 Apr 20

Smile! #WellbeingWednesday

A cheeky smiling face to light up your Wednesday. Painted by Morris or one of his friends whilst decorating the ceiling at Red House, this spontaneous gesture still makes us smile 160 years later!

Smiley face on the staircase at Red House

07 Apr 20

Greek Goddess at Red House

Close up of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love, stitched by Jane Morris. Though famous for her embroidery skills, only a handful of works by Jane survive today. Aphrodite was of 12 female heroines designed to decorate the dining room at Red House. Appropriately for the home of newlyweds, William and Jane, she symbolises romantic love. Her full red lips and flowing auburn hair are the typical attributes of the Pre-Raphaelite ‘stunner’.

Face of Aphrodite embroidery