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Where to see English Arts and Crafts interiors

You can see Arts and Crafts furniture and interior design in many country houses and museums throughout England.

Outside London, these include:

  • Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
    Holds the definitive collection of Arts and Crafts furniture, much of it from cabinetmakers who settled in the Cotswolds.

  • Standen
    Country house near East Grinstead by William Morris's friend and colleague, the architect Philip Webb. Remarkable woodwork by Webb and furniture by Ernest Gimson.Ernest Gimson chest of drawers Gimson chest of drawers at Standen

  • Kelmscott Manor
    The Morris family country home on the Thames, shared with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Blends the Oxfordshire vernacular with 19th century style.

  • Rodmarton Manor
    Built near Cirencester in the vernacular style by the architect and furniture designer Ernest Barnsley and filled with furniture from the Cotswold School of craftsmen. Rodmarton Manor Rodmarton Manor

  • Blackwell
    Intact Arts and Crafts interiors in a house near Windermere by MH Baillie Scott, the influential architect and furniture designer.
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  • Wightwick Manor
    A half-timbered Victorian house outside Wolverhampton, with Morris furnishings, William de Morgan ceramics and paintings from the Pre-Raphaelites.

Within London, the key destinations include:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    Essential Arts and Crafts furniture and applied arts from all the major designers, found in the British Galleries.

  • Geffrye Museum
    Typical room settings from different periods, displayed in converted almshouses in Shoreditch.

  • Red House
    Another Philip Webb house, a ground-breaking building in Bexleyheath designed for William Morris and his young wife Janey.

  • William Morris Gallery
    Important furniture and decorative arts by Morris and his circle. Located in the former Water House, the Morris family home in Walthamstow.

  • Little Holland House
    A modest suburban house in Carshalton, filled with hand-made pieces by its original owner, the artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson.
    Frank Dickinson dressing table Frank Dickinson dressing table