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This exhibition features images of original Morris & Co works and previously unseen photographs of William Morris, his family and homes.

Bringing together for the first time pioneering photographs taken in the latter half of the 19th century, this exhibition showcases four Victorian photographers, all passionate about their craft. Emery Walker and Frederick Hollyer are recognisned names, while Robert Parsons and Arthur Halcrow Verstage are lesser known but no less important figures.

The collection reveals the importance of photography within the Arts and Crafts movement with carefully selected narratives and images of key individuals.

It is not just the photographers who play a key part in this exhibition, it is also their subjects; from people to architecture to artworks to posters, the exhibition creates a rounded record of William Morris’s later life.

Drawing with Light takes place in the Coach House of Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, Morris's home for the last 18 years of his life. The Coach House is where he started to weave his first carpets and, when he became active in politics, it became the meeting place for the Hammersmith branch of the Socialist League.

Kelmscott House

26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, Greater London, W6 9TA

020 8741 3735


Opening times

Temporarily closed

Admission is by timed ticketing, in 30 minute slots. Please try to arrive on time for your booking, as we may not be able to let you in if you miss your slot. Last admission is at 4.30pm.

We ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Please don't visit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19.

There will be a limited range of items to purchase in the gift shop; for a larger selection, please visit our online shop.

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop
The Kelmscott House shop stocks a wide range of gifts including china, textiles, books and stationery all inspired by the work of William Morris, founder of the Arts and Craft movement. Enjoy 10% off all purchases during your next visit with your National Art Pass.
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