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Kelmscott Manor

Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
+44 1367 252486
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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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Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
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+44 1367 252486
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spanning over 300 years of history is Kelmscott Manor. This was William Morris' 'a heaven on earth'. Originally constructed in the 1600s, Kelmscott Manor remained in the Turner family for several generations until its passing to a Charles Hobbs in 1869. Hobbs had no requirement...More

Thank Ratho099
Reviewed 6 days ago

At last we were in Oxfordshire on a Wednesday so we could finally visit Kelmscott Manor. The car park is quite some distance from the house but disabled visitors can be set down at the entrance. Kelmscott Manor is a typical Cotswold stone house set...More

Thank Marg D
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you finally made a visit to the Manor and that you enjoyed the experience. We are certainly less busy in the mid afternoon than we are earlier in the day and encourage visitors to come a bit...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely place to visit, situated in a beautiful village. The house was full of interesting examples of William Morris' life and work. All the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. After a tour of the house we enjoyed the refreshments and the shop....More

Thank Rosalind H
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into the Arts & Crafts movement this is the place to go. Beautifully renovated and maintained Manor House, former home of William Morris, now owned by the Society of Antiquaries London. Quite minimalist in style but plenty of those unique artefacts of...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this house given my wife's interest in the fabrics. The house is well presented and is steeped in history which is fascinating to discover here. The William Morris legacy has been well presented through this delightful house.

Thank pjamesw
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William Morris leased Kelmscott to escape the bustle of city life, and that's what you get even today. The route there is across open fields, down single-track roads and over little stone bridges. All but disabled visitors are asked to park about half a mile...More

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Kelmscott Manor. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the wider countryside around the manor.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with some positives, the car park attendant was very helpful and chatty and provided us with a clear map of the village. The walk through the village from the car park to the manor house was pleasant and picturesque. As other reviewers have mentioned,...More

Thank Gemini1066
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Kelmscott Manor. We are sorry that you felt that two of our volunteers were overbearing and rude. We do give all our stewards training on customer service when they start volunteering with us and will look at making sure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you aren't a William Morris fan you would greatly enjoy a visit to his former home in Kelmscott. It's best to go early i.e. before 10.30 when tickets go on sale. There are timed tickets and the first access to the house isn't...More

Thank Tallis
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Kelmscott Manor. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We are always more busy between 11am and 2pm on our open days.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only open for a couple of days a week during summer visiting this secluded house is a fabulous treat for lovers of the pre-raphaelites. Full of paintings and artefacts by William Morris and his circle, the house is set in an attractive garden and the...More

Thank Neal S
KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Kelmscott Manor. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We agree that it is a gorgeous setting and can see why William Morris described it as "Heaven on Earth".

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though a private museum not in the National Historic Trust, this summer home of Morris contains sunning Rosetti works on Morris's wife Jane as well as beautiful designs of wallpaper, art and home furnishings by Morris. Added bonus, visit Morris and Jane's grave site in...More

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Rosemary B
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Response from rladue22 | Property representative |
Hello, below are our prices (which can all be found on our website as well): Adults: £10.50* (£9.50 without Gift Aid) Family (2 adults + 2 children): £29* (£26 without Gift Aid) Full-time students: £5.50* (£5 without Gift... More
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