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Curator Talk: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones - Brothers in Art

Join Helen, our Senior Collections and House Manager, for a captivating talk on the enduring friendship and artistic collaboration between William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, followed by a walking tour of their artwork in the Manor.

  • Booking essential

Discover the fascinating story of an unlikely yet enduring friendship between two iconic figures of the late nineteenth century art world, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Both originally met as students at Exeter College, Oxford, where they were preparing for a life in the clergy. This serendipitous meeting marked the beginning of a deep, lifelong bond and a prolific artistic partnership that significantly influenced the era's artistic landscape.

Join Helen, our Senior Collections and House Manager, for an insightful and engaging talk on the artistic journey and collaboration between Morris and Burne-Jones. Helen's expertise and passion will bring to life the rich history and beautiful creations that resulted from this extraordinary friendship.

The event will commence with an informative session in our meeting room, where Helen will delve into the personal and professional lives of Morris and Burne-Jones, exploring how their shared vision and mutual support led to the creation of some of the finest art of their time. Following this relaxed and detailed discussion, attendees will be treated to a walking tour of the Manor's collection.

Don't miss this chance to deepen your understanding of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and to experience their art in a new and meaningful way. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply curious about their legacy, this event promises to be both enlightening and enjoyable.

£20 per person, booking essential.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £20.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for over 18's.

Meeting point

Please park up on the main car park and make your way up the path to the Manor and follow signs to the Meeting Room located above the Old Manor Shop.

What to bring and wear

Please no stiletto heels or backpacks. The Manor heating is dependent on the humidity of the day, therefore we recommend an extra layer, even during the summer months.


The meeting room is located on the upper floor of the Old Manor, up a flight of stairs. The walking tour covers both floors of the Manor, there are places to sit throughout. There is no lift access.


Please allow about 10 minutes to get from the car park to the Meeting Room. £20 per person, includes tea/coffee on arrival.

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