Your first introduction to William Morris’s work may well have been from the upholstery adorning your grandma’s house, but his work comprises more than amazingly intricate floral designs. To greater understand the designer, craftsman, writer, conservationist and socialist’s life, the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow offers a fascinating insight into his radical life and ambitions. Arranged thematically, each gallery centres around the museum’s internationally renowned collection of textiles, furniture, ceramics, paintings, designs and personal belongings connected not only with Morris but his Pre-Raphaelite artist associates. It’s a fascinating day out if you want to entertain the endless array of relatives that hang around in the hinterland between Christmas and New Year.
Where? William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London E17 4PP
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day)
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