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Red House, Bexleyheath

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Iconic home of William Morris - writer, artist and socialist

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.

When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Only recently acquired by the Trust, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris’ earliest designs and decorative schemes.

The original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones, the bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit.
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  • and other crafts. Zany William Morris virtually created the modern arts and crafts movement as well as modern wallpaper design principles. The house he designed reflects his philosophy and lifestyle. ...  more »
  • Me and my wife visited the red house for the first time today. We had a 10 minute talk in the house and a garden tour. Both were given by the same very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. We particu...  more »
  • Home to William Morris for just 5 years, the house, whilst mainly unfurnished, is now home to a collection of exhibits from his life and work. Guided tours are available but on my Saturday afternoon v...  more »
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  • Lovely grounds. Interesting history. Weird cafe.
  • Beautiful building full of wonderful designs and history. Guides were very informative and friendly and the information displays were interesting. The garden is absolutely beautiful and a pleasure to walk round
  • Interesting indeed as a building but little by way of furniture, other household items or memorabilia. Very much 'work in progress' I felt. The guide was good and helped to trigger the imagination required to fill in the visual gaps. 'Enjoyed the outdoor experience more. As a member I entered free but would have felt a little hard done by otherwise. I'm sure the NT have further plans.
  • Pleasant historical property set within suburbia..
  • Historically important, impressive brownish house in tepid gardens...nice scarecrow though.