Group visits to Red House
Bring a group to Red House and discover the atmospheric Arts and Crafts home of William and Jane Morris together. Groups visits are available on Wednesdays and must be booked in advance.
Planning your group visit to Red House
Group visits to Red House are available to be booked on Wednesdays between March and October, with a maximum of two groups of 10 each Wednesday. If your group contains more than 20 people, you will need to split your visit across multiple Wednesdays.
Your group can choose either the morning slot, which is 10am-12pm, or the afternoon slot, which is 1-3pm. Each slot includes time for two guided tours of 10 people and access to the garden and facilities.
Entry is free for National Trust members and Art Fund card holders; group rates are available for groups of 15 or more non-members.
The interior of Red House is cosy and intimate, and access is via guided tours only. Due to the small room sizes and delicate nature of some floors, tours are limited to 10 people, and last approximately 45 minutes.
While not on a tour, visitors are welcome to explore the Arts and Crafts garden and second-hand bookshop. Please note that there is no indoor waiting area at Red House, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Access and facilities for groups
Red House does not have catering, retail or parking facilities. The closest car park, including for coaches, is at Danson House (DA6 8HL) approximately 1 mile away and run by Bexley Council. Please book your coach parking through them.
It is not advisable for coaches to pause outside Red House as it's in a very small street; we ask that all vehicles are courteous towards our neighbours on Red House Lane.
Make a booking at Red House
To organise a group visit, or if you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Discover the unexpected inside Red House, the Arts and Crafts former home designed by William Morris. Expert guides will help you explore this fascinating place, but you must pre-book your visit.
The Red House garden is a small oasis on the London-Kent border. With a variety of flowers and plants, reminiscent of William Morris’s time here, the house and garden work in harmony.
Discover the Garden Snug project at Red House. Inspired by William Morris’s original plans for the garden, the Snug is now a tranquil and artistic space.
The design of the garden at Red House was as important to William Morris as the house, and he believed they should work together in harmony. Through the years, some of the design has been lost but the garden has still blossomed.
Explore the history of Red House, which was a family home for Arts and Crafts movement founder William Morris and his wife Jane, and also the hub of an artistic community.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
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