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Kelmscott Manor

West Oxfordshire

Type:Historic House / Palace

Kelmscott, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3HJ

Tel: +44 01367 252486

Kelmscott Manor

About

The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames.

William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the summer of 1871. Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside. He considered it so natural in its setting as to be almost organic, it looked to him as if it had "grown up out of the soil". Its beautiful gardens, with barns, dovecote, a meadow and stream, provided a constant source of inspiration.

The house - perhaps the most evocative of all the houses associated with Morris - contains an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and his Arts & Crafts associates, including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family ticket£26.00 per ticket
(0-4)Free
Adult - House & Garden£9.50 per ticket
Child (8-16) House & Garden£5.00 per ticket
Garden Only£3.50 per ticket
Student£5.00 per ticket

Groups Accepted – Essential to pre-book. Private group visits are available on Thursday only.
Maximum Group Size 55
Minimum Group Size 20

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Limited touching of collection for visually impaired. Vocal description.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Self-service, morning coffee, lunches, teas. Home cooked food. Seating for 80 indoors.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - – Essential to pre-book. Private group visits are available on Thursday only. Maximum Group Size 55 Minimum Group Size 20
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets - Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Essential to prebook. Private group visits are available on Thu and Fri only.

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2018 (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes

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