Red House


About the Red House

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.

Designed by Philip Webb and completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Acquired by the Trust only 10 years ago, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris' earliest designs and decorative schemes. Its secrets are slowly being revealed, conservation work in 2013 uncovered an unknown Pre-Raphaelite wall painting and a very early Morris repeating floral pattern.

These 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.

Address

Red House,
Red House Lane,
Bexleyheath,
London,
DA6 8JF

Admission Charges

Adults 
£8.00
Children 
£4.00
Families 
£20.00

Link to Red House's website

Red House Opening Hours

This Week

Sun
20th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Mon
21st May
Closed
 
Tues
22nd May
Closed
 
Wed
23rd May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Thur
24th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Fri
25th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Sat
26th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 

Next Week

Sun
27th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Mon
28th May
Closed
 
Tues
29th May
Closed
 
Wed
30th May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Thur
31st May
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Fri
1st Jun
11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Sat
2nd Jun
11:00am - 5:00pm
 

Red House Map


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