Emery Walker Arts & Crafts house

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Emery Walker Arts & Crafts house

Emery Walker Arts & Crafts house
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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SFM1959
Colchester, UK738 contributions
Charming Arts & Crafts house, unchanged since early 20th century
Aug 2021
This was the home of Emery Walker, one of the leading exponents of the Arts & Crafts movement in the early 20th century. Looks like just an ordinary house from the street but step inside and the knowledgeable guides take you round on a floor by floor tour, explaining who Emery Walker was and his significance in the Arts & Crafts movement, most notably with William Morris but also with others locally. The house is like a time capsule, completely as it was from 100 odd years ago, so much so that it was difficult to undergo a restoration recently, maintaining the integrity of the original decor, carpets, etc. Fascinating insight, not only into Emery Walker but also to the whole Arts & Crafts movement, plus their involvement in socialism in the early 20th Century. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Back garden is lovely, overlooking a sweeping bend on the Thames, which apparently was the front entrance originally!
Written August 30, 2021
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain478 contributions
An Arts and Craft time capsule
Nov 2019
This is a perfectly preserved Arts and Crafts house located near the river in Hammersmith (near Kelmscott House). You visit by guided tour which in winter run three times a day on Thursday and Saturday only and the maximum number of visitors per tour is 8 so you MUST book and pay in advance. The nearest tube is Stamford Brook, but we went to Hammersmith Broadway and walked along the river to the house.

The house belonged to Emery Walker who was a close friend and associate of William Morris and has been perfectly preserved as after his death the property was occupied by his daughter and then her companion who left the property to the Trust that now runs the property. Through the years little has been changed and you can view items which belonged to Walker, Morris and Phillip Webb in the places they have been for years as witnessed by period photos. The tour lasts an hour (or a little over in our case) and you view all the main rooms with a detailed and informative commentary from the guide on the house and its residents. Highly recommended if you like Arts and Crafts.
Written November 30, 2019
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brianaro
71 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2019 • Couples
This house is full of original artefacts and pretty much untouched over the past one hundred years with incredibly informative guided tours. It doesn’t matter if your interest is in William Morris, printing, typography or furniture, this house and tour covers it all. The volunteers work enthusiastically and with incredible knowledge.
Written November 4, 2019
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GEJCC
Kinderhook, NY85 contributions
Outstanding intact Arts & Crafts house
Oct 2019
Well worth a visit but you will need to book ahead on their website.

Home of important Arts & Crafts figure Emery Walker - type designer, photographer, co-operator of the Dove's Press, and close friend of WIlliam Morris & family, Philip Webb, and others. The house has passed intact directly from Emery Walker's daughter to her companion to the Emery Walker Trust in 1999. Great original Morris & Co wallpaper, Philip Webb furniture and metalwork, May Morris embroidery, and more. The short block of houses was home to a variety of Arts & Crafts figures including May Morris.

Guides are very enthusiastic.

It's a bit of a hike from the nearest Underground station but you can also visit the William Morris Society just a short walk along the Thames (check their hours online). The Black Lion pub just around the corner is very nice (although it can apparently get very crowded and noisy) and has excellent food.
Written October 26, 2019
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renwarw
Paris, France37 contributions
An Arts & Crafts Gem
Sep 2019
Want to see how a Victorian adept of the Arts & Crafts Movement lived? Don't miss this gem!

Emery Walker (1851-1933) was at the center of the Arts & Crafts movement and lived in this house from 1903 until his death in 1933. The house was then maintained as the home he'd made it by his daughter and his daughter's Dutch companion, Elizabeth de Haas, until her death in 1999. All is as it was a century ago. This house is a treasure.
Written September 28, 2019
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LondonLesley
London54 contributions
Good tour - need to pre book
May 2019
Excellent tour and very interesting. You will need to pre book and check on the website when they are open
Written August 14, 2019
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gardener418
Chipping Norton, UK17 contributions
A fascinating house
Jul 2019
A fascinating house and an excellent tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide. Only very small groups are allowed so book well in advance. Whilst I am fascinated by the arts and crafts movement my daughter who was with me knew nothing about it but found the visit equally enjoyable and informative
Written August 7, 2019
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Amanda L
London, UK36 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2019 • Solo
A fabulously interesting tour, lead by our highly knowledgeable guide, Marigold. An insight into the lives of the Walkers and their friends and association with the Arts and Crafts movement. Printing,politics, art, craft, embroidery, wallpaper and intrigue - unmissable.
Written August 1, 2019
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jennaMorpeth
Morpeth, UK19 contributions
Stepping back through time.
Aug 2018
A fascinating house tucked away in Hammersmith. A must for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Written July 3, 2019
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CruiseInvestor
London, UK119 contributions
Down by the Riverside
Apr 2019 • Solo
Found it a little tricky to find this tucked away terrace house on the banks of the Thames from the nearest underground station but got there in good time for a timed tour, although asked to wait outside for 10 minutes even though the rest of the group were already in the waiting room to start the tour. Two very knowledgable ladies provided the tour and gave an excellant overview of Emery Walker and his companion, William Morris. Safe to say I knew a lot more about arts and crafts movement when I left. The house is well preserved although it is run on a shoe string budget compared to those owned by organisations like the National Trust and English Herritage. Slightly disappointed that only three rooms and the garden were available to view, but no doubt safety is a consideration. All in all a worthwhile trip to W6.
Written April 30, 2019
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Emery Walker Arts & Crafts house is open:
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM