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Red House

Red House

Website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-redhouse

The unique home of Wiliam Morris—artist, craftsman, and socialist

  • Internationally significant Arts and Crafts Movement house, built for William Morris
  • Designed by Morris and his friend, the architect Philip Webb
  • Original items of fixed furniture created by Morris and Webb
  • Outstanding wall paintings and stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones
  • Delightful, peaceful garden 'clothes the house,' now in suburban surroundings
  • Tea-rom and small shop with range of gifts, books and Arts and Crafts-related items

Red House
Photo: Steve Cadman

Visitor information

Opening Times

4 March–22 November 2009
11 a. m.–4.45 p. m., Wednesday–Sunday
Telephone for details. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Admission by booked guided tour with self-guided tour after 2 p. m.


Red House upper landing

Admission prices:

  • Standard sdmission £6.90,
  • child £3.45,
  • family £17.25.
  • Groups £5.90.
  • Garden only: 50p.
  • Shop, tea-room and second-hand books—free.

Location And Contact Details

Red House
Red House Lane
Bexleyheath DA6 8JF

(020) 8304 9878 (bookings line 9.30 a. m.–1.30 p. m. Tues–Sun)

Friends of Red House
Bob Allen
Dean's Office, University of Greenwich
Mansion Site, Avery Hill
London SE9 2PQ

(020) 8331 8138


Marsh, Jan. Historic Houses: Red House.
Video. 2 parts. Antiques TV. 2007. Part 1 (8 mins.)   Part 2 (13 mins.)