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Red House

Red House is the iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman 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'. Acquired by the National 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.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Outer


  • Red House
  • Red House Ln
  • Bexleyheath
  • London
  • DA6 8JF


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 5

  • National Rail

    • Bexleyheath

    Bus Numbers

  • 89, 96, 422, 486, B11, B12, B14, B15, B16


Adult £7.20
Child £3.60
Family £18.00
Group £Group adult: £6.20
Admission discounts
Art Fund FREE entry
National Trust FREE entry
Open Hours
Wednesday 11:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 11:00am 17:00pm
Friday 11:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 11:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 11:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 11:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8304 9878
Website Red House
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