The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance. Designed by Philip Webb and completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. The rooms at Red House give a unique view of William and Janey's life and the establishment of what later became Morris & Co.
Red House boasts original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones and embroidery by Jane and Elizabeth Burden. Coupled with bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', they add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit. All visits to Red House are by pre-booked guided tours only. The house re-opens on 3 March and tickets will be available to book from 24 February. Running guided tours allows our tour guides to bring the story of Red House alive and gives you a sense of the history of this special place. Please arrive at the start of your slot so you don't miss your tour of the house.