The London and Southern group is arranging an exclusive private tour of Emery Walker House and Kelmscott House. Emery Walker and William Morris had a close friendship and working relationship; during the tours we will hear more about them, the houses, and their lives in Hammersmith.
The tours of both houses will last around 2.30 hours; each house tour is an hour, with a 10min walk in between, and includes time for gift shop and questions. In the Emery Walker Trust we can see the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in the UK. The Kelmscott House tour comprises of the coach house and basement – as the main house is privately owned. This is an excellent chance to see Emery Walker House before it closes for essential repairs later in 2015. We will see unique objects of interest from the collection, such as original wallpapers, designs, objects and papers. Refreshments will be provided at Kelmscott House.
The tour is set at 8 people, but if there is high demand we will be able to do two groups of 8, (splitting the group in two and visiting each house simultaneously at 2pm and 3pm respectively). Full groups of 8 are required to run the tours, so please book early. We will meet at the entrance of 7 Hammersmith Terrace and Madeleine will contact you ahead of time if group assignments are needed.
If you are interested, please contact Madeleine Pearce, the London and Southern Group coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) This event is open to all PRS members, but please note actual bookings can only be completed with the postal leaflet from the PRS mailing and yoour cheque.