The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’s birth - has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris. Visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.
Both the William Morris Gallery and the Gardens will reopen on 2 August.
The transformation delivers increased and fully-refurbished exhibition space with three new galleries and the chance for previously unseen works to be displayed, a library, research and education centre and a new Georgian orangery-inspired extension housing a new tearoom and balcony overlooking the gardens.
Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry the first artist to exhibit in the new temporary exhibition gallery displaying his Walthamstow Tapestry.