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Kelmscott Manor

Type:Historic House / Palace

Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3HJ

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About

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.

Discover the treasures of Kelmscott including:
• Morris’ collection of ceramics, textiles, metalwork and books
• Furnishings from each of Morris’ London homes
• Furnishings chosen by Pre-Raphaelite artist DG Rossetti

Take a stroll around the Manor's gardens, original barns, dovecot, stream and meadow and visit the church and gravestones of William and Jane Morris, and their two daughters.

Enjoy a break in our licensed Tearoom. We serve delicious cream teas and light meals, homemade from locally sourced products. Our charming shop, located in an historic barn, is a must for anyone looking for a momento or gift.

Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
The Manor is located less than 3 miles from Lechlade on the B4449 (we are signposted from the A417 & A4095). Follow the brown tourism signs to the car park.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Swindon. Regular bus service to Lechlade. Taxi from Lechlade.

The Manor car park (general public open days) is situated close to the church and is signposted. Please note that there is a short walk from the car park to the Manor (approx. 10 minutes). Disabled parking and a drop-off point are available at the Manor.

The Thames Path (from Lechlade) is minutes from the Manor. A private boat mooring and cycle racks are also available.

The nearest railway station is Swindon, which is 15 miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

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Opening Times

* House and Garden (afternoon tickets bookable in advance though our website) - Every Wednesday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Ticket office opens 10.30am. Last admission to the house 4.30pm. The house has limited capacity. Admission to the house is by timed ticket.

Awards

  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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