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Address: Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
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+44 1367 252486
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Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This Tudor farmhouse, located adjacent to the River Thames, was built of...

This Tudor farmhouse, located adjacent to the River Thames, was built of local limestone in 1570. Later, the Manor became the Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues. When Morris first saw the Manor in 1871, he was delighted by this 'loveliest haunt of ancient peace'; he signed a joint lease for the property with his friend and colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist. Today, the Manor welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year (between April and October) who come to explore this special place that provided inspiration to Morris and others.

Adult ticket price is £9.00 (but concessions are available).

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A must see for William Morris fans

This is a beautiful and very well organised place to visit. Entrance to the manor is timed which helps the flow of people through the small rooms. The volunteers in each room are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is a beautiful and very well organised place to visit. Entrance to the manor is timed which helps the flow of people through the small rooms. The volunteers in each room are very knowledgable and enthusiastic. A word of caution though - there are some steep and interesting staircases to navigate through. The tea rooms are excellent and the... More 

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We honeymooned in the area 27 years ago, and tried to visit, but the house was closed. Came back for our 10th Anniversary - still closed! Finally made it this year, on the very last open day of the season, and it was well worth the wait! Lovely walk through the village with an informative leaflet which explains the connections... More 

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Kelmscott Manor. We are so pleased you finally managed to get to us when we were open. We are working on a Heritage Lottery Bid next year and hope that our plans will mean we can be open more often for our visitors while protecting all the things that make the Manor and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Even if you are not into the fabric or designs of William Morris this is definitely worth a visit. The house and gardens have been beautifully preserved from the time of his occupation and the whole attraction is a credit to the managers. The house is beautifully and sensitively presented, the guides are well informed and enthusiastic (and probably mostly... More 

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Reading
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

An interesting house with enthusiastic guides full of Morris memorabilia who can tell you about the house and the family. You can see why they escaped here as it is very quiet and next to the river. Closed now till 2017 but worth the wait.

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We will be working hard during the Winter months preparing for our open season in 2017. We reopen on the 1st April and hope you will make a return visit. More 

Otford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Kelmscott Manor is a real treat for William Morris fans - the knowledgeable guides were helpful in explaining the history of the house and Morris' life. Lovers of Morris patterns and embroidery will find lots of examples of Morris' work as well as that of his wife and daughter, May. William and Jane's graves are in the nearby churchyard.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Visited this lovely old House and had a great( self directed) tour, aided by room "guards" and display info. Lovely to be allowed to sit in the window seats of most rooms, to soak in the info and sights. Also enjoyed the out-buildings and garden; the 5-10 min walk from the car park to the House afforded a lovely look... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This was the holiday home of William Morris and his family-more the family since Morris needed to be in his Hammersmith home, Kelmscott House for engagements in town. Based on a Tudor farmhouse with a Jacobean extension this beautiful house is preserved pretty much as far as possible as Morris left it.Interestingly, both Hammersmith and Kelmscott are ideally situated near... More 

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Kelmscott Manor. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and managed to come before we close for this year at the end of next week. I am really happy that you loved Morris' bed and the embroidery that was designed by his daughter May, his wife was Jane Morris who also produced... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Very well presented charming house with lots of examples of furniture and textiles telling the story of William Morris and his Family. Beautiful stone house in a tranquil village. Parking in local field keeps it peaceful but if you have mobility problems you can park in the grounds . Pretty tea Room with tables On the lawn and shop complete... More 

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Kelmscott Manor and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Wanted to visit for many years - finally managed it and it was worth the wait. Be careful of the opening times - only open certain days at limited times of the year. Car park about 10 mins walk away but disabled parking nearer. Time booked tours round the house so may involve a wait but plenty to look at... More 

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Kelmscott Manor. We are pleased you enjoyed the visit and that you finally managed to see the inspirational home of William Morris. As you say, we are only open on Wednesday and Saturday from April to October and, as the nights start to draw in, we close in order to spend time conserving... More 

Shrewsbury,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Very welcoming volunteers who knew their subject. The house is full of treasures, and the barn has a most interesting video about the restoration of the Manor. Café is excellent and the shop has interesting artifacts. Lovely little garden also. A must for all Arts and Crafts and William Morris afficionados!

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Kelmscott Manor. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and will let out volunteers know about your feedback. More 

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