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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.

We are open Wednesday and Saturday, April to October 11am to 5pm. Last admission to the Manor House 4pm.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family ticket£26.00 per ticket
(0-4)Free
Adult - House & Garden£10.00 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 25

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Catering

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

Establishment Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Essential to pre book. Group visits are available on Thursdays only

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Saturday11:00 - 17:00

* Last admission to the Manor House 4pm

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