Reviving arts and crafts in Hammersmith

The home of Arts and Crafts pioneer Emery Walker, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, has reopened to the public thanks to an 18-month restoration project made possible by National Lottery players.

The rejuvenated house is the last surviving example in Britain of an authentic Arts and Crafts interior. The restoration is part of an exciting partnership between the William Morris Society and the Emery Walker Trust to open up both Emery Walker’s home and Kelmscott House, the home of William Morris just a quarter of a mile down river.

The HLF-supported project, Arts and Crafts Hammersmith, has given access to the rich collections of both partners and the wider histories – personal, social, political – of the arts and crafts movement, rooted on the Hammersmith riverside.

Our short film shows some of the amazing interiors which still survive at 7 Hammersmith Terrace, and features the project curator and Skills for the Future trainee discussing their favourite objects from the now-accessible collections.

Arts and crafts movement

The arts and crafts movement was a massive influence on architecture and design across the UK. Below are some of our favourite arts and crafts projects which have been made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

York Gate Garden

Tucked away in the historic heart of the village of Adel, north of Leeds, York Gate Gardens is a miniature masterpiece of the art of garden design. The Heritage of York Gate project supported volunteers to interpret the history of the garden for the benefit of visitors.

William Morris Gallery

William Morris was born in Walthamstow and from 1848 to 1856 lived in Water House, now the William Morris Gallery. The award-winning refurbishment of this Grade II* listed 18th-century building has provided visitors with a personal insight into one of the foremost original talents of the 19th century.

David Parr House

David Parr House in Cambridge is a unique time capsule of Victorian working class art and life, and is undergoing a major restoration of its remarkable William Morris-inspired hand-painted interiors.

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