Welcome to 7 Hammersmith Terrace, the former home of Emery Walker, friend and mentor to William Morris
About the House
No 7 Hammersmith Terrace is a tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith in west London. Its sober Georgian exterior hides a secret – the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker (1851-1933), a great friend and mentor to William Morris. It is the last authentic Arts and Crafts interior in Britain. The house has been open for small groups of visitors each summer since 2005*. If you want to know more about the house and its owners, or if you would like to visit or to help the small charitable trust that runs the house, please explore this website.
7 Hammersmith Terrace is now temporarily closed to visitors.
This is to make way for refurbishment and building works starting in early Spring 2016, under our Arts and Crafts Hammersmith project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
The refreshed and renewed house will re-open for visitors in early 2017. You will be able to book in advance from late 2016 – more details to follow here.
We are looking to establish the long term future of the house. Our business plan 2012-2017 has recently been published. Click here for more details. We are constantly seeking new sources of funding, and new supporters.
Arts and Crafts Hammersmith: celebrating and sharing the legacy of William Morris and Emery Walker
An exciting time at 7 Hammersmith Terrace
As the new year dawns, this exciting project, a partnership with William Morris Society, enters its next and very active stage.
7 Hammersmith Terrace closed to the public in summer of 2015. As the shutters went down, the project team rolled up their sleeves and began the enormous task of packing, photographing, categorising and shipping the entire collection into temporary storage.
Over 4,000 individual collection items, plus over 55 boxes of paper archives, are now safely stowed in a specialist facility in South London, which will act a temporary base for further archiving, digitising and collections care work during 2016.
It is our aim to start building works before Easter: refurbishing and renovating the house to allow much greater quality access to the interiors and collections. Underpinning this is a need not to alter the unique character of the house and the visitor experience, but to preserve it for future generations. And in an increasingly digital society, we aim to make the entire collection and archive available online, as well as augmenting visits with interactive apps and information.
We are delighted to have secured over £930,000 in funding for this ambitious project, including funds from Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Charles Hayward Foundation, Viridor Environmental Credits Company and many others. Fundraising for the final £70,000 to complete the final capital elements and for the many learning and participatory strands in 2016 and 2017 continues.
You will be able to experience the house again in its refreshed and improved state in 2017.
To know more about the project and the opportunities it holds, including ways to volunteer, please contact project manager Simon Daykin. More information as the project unfolds will appear here. Information on William Morris and the William Morris Society and Museum can be found here.
The Emery Walker Trust is a company registered in England and Wales with number 09098614 and charity number 1158505 and registered office at 7 Hammersmith Terrace London W6 9TS