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Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement. This Grade I listed house was loved by Morris as a survival of traditional craftsmanship in harmony with the nearby village and surrounding landscape, which lies towards the very upper reaches of the Thames, inspiring many of his most important designs and writings, including world-famous Willow pattern. 

Today, visitors will find an outstanding collection. The Manor has so many intriguing stories to tell; its collections span over 300 years and reflect the lives, ideas, and creative legacy of those who lived and stayed there. Perhaps the most famous, is the portrait of Jane Morris by Rossetti, The Blue Silk Dress, which was completed in 1868 and is currently hanging in the White Room. 

The domestic charm and ambience of the house is still retained and having influenced Pre-Raphaelite art and design and the Arts & Crafts Movement, its legacy still very much treasured today. These internationally important works of art, design and personal possessions are on permanent display at the Manor from April to October 

Our purpose built Learning Barn has a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy including trails, jigsaws, craft making and drop in family workshops. Kelmscott Manor also boasts enchanting riverside gardens and the River Thames is located just a few hundred yards away. 

Opening Dates:  4th April – 26th October 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am -5.00pm 

General public – pre-booking online is advisable. 

Admission costs: 

  • Adults: £15.00 
  • Students and Children (5 – 16): £9.50 
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £35.00 

Ticket price includes access to Manor house, meadows and formal gardens. 

Return all year for free with our Annual Pass (terms and conditions apply- see website for details) 

Facilities: Toilets, Licensed Tearoom, Gift Shop. 

Accessibility: The Manor house has step free access to the ground floor rooms only, all other buildings have step free access. A 360 tour is available via a computer tablet in the Old Kitchen. Accessible toiler available on site. 

Parking: Free Parking is situated next to St George’s Church in Kelmscott. For Sat Nav, the postcode for the car park is GL7 3HF. There is a short walk from the car park to the Manor (approximately 10 to 12 minutes). Brown heritage signs will direct you to the manor. 

A free shuttle minibus will take visitors who are unable to make the walk to the Manor. 

For more information visit: 

Tel: 01367 252486



Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade GL7 3HJ