William Morris summered at the Tudor Kelmscott Manor with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. For Morris, Kelmscott was the manifestation of his ideas of living in harmony with nature; indeed he said that the house felt so natural that it was as if it had “grown up out of the soil”. Now owned by the Society of Antiquities, the house is a museum dedicated to Morris, his contemporaries and the philosophy to which he dedicated his life. Many original textiles, paintings, ceramics and pieces of furniture and metalwork are on display at Kelmscott Manor providing great insight into the Arts and Crafts movement.

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