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“The Pre-Raphaelite Experience”
Review of Red House

Red House
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Bexleyheath
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

For anyone interested in the Pre-Raphaelite Artists this place fulfils a dream. William Morris is still an inspiring figure and his Red House reveals not only his character but that of Jane and the many others who gave so much artistry and imagination that is carried through to the present time.
For those not particularly interested in Morris and his crowd, the Red House is nevertheless a magical experience, to suddenly come across this superb architectural achievement, now nestling amongst present day roads and homes, it's setting is very different to the Heath land it was originally built upon. Red House has something to appeal to everyone.

Thank Gilly B
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The history of William Morris was very interesting. We unfortunately could not get on a tour so had to read from the information in each room. Head phones would have been better but I guess it is costly to install. Very nice café and efficient and friendly waitress served us. Very pretty gardens and very lucky to miss the rain. Would like to go back and have a tour guide.

2  Thank RoseofSkibbereen
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

An excellent tour guide explained that the work going on at The Red House is very much a work in progress with some hidden wall paintings only being revealed last summer! I am sure that there is enough here to satisfy those interested in the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris etc as it stands but it will also be worth going back in a year or two to see what progress has been made.
We finished our visit by nipping over to Danson House and enjoying a cream tea as the Red House Cafe was closed on the day we visited - lovely day.

Thank Terry J
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I think if we had paid for this I may have felt a little cheated. The house is fairly interesting but contains no furniture which makes it unusual for a NT property. If you are a die hard Morris fan then you will certainly be interested but if you are just on nodding terms with the man there is little of interest. The house guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic (maybe a little too enthusiastic?) and the grounds are lovely but they have chosen to do a very strange thing with the café and shop and swapped them round. The café is now in a small, dark and dingy room with no flowers or decoration (apparently as Morris would have had it - really? Are we talking the same Morris who liked flowers and bright images? Really NT think about it!) and it is very uninviting. Part of the joy of NT cafes are the cakes - not here as they are hidden away so you have to pick from a menu and hope you have made the right choice - the staff are lovely but frustrated and who can blame them.

1  Thank peterwalker45
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's a very interesting house for those interested in William Morris or arts and crafts. The grounds are pleasant and fine for killing an hour or two with the kids. The staff are very friendly. It's a little hard to find and too far to walk with small children from the Danson Park car park, so try parking closer if it's not a busy day.

Thank Spike R
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