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Examine the Roots of the Movement Whether you have an interest in learning about the Arts and Crafts Movement or have a desire to see some of the most fascinating places, people, and artifacts of the era, join us on one or more of our upcoming tours and immerse yourself in history.
Next summer, while Kelmscott Manor will be under restoration the furnishings will be in London at the Society of Antiquaries.
In September, we will be examining the works of G.F Watts and his wife Mary Seaton Watts as a special tour for the Friends of the Watts Gallery.? We will begin in Surrey at Watts Gallery and travel north to visit sites and collections of their work, concluding our tour in London.
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We did not think you could plan another tour as wonderful as the William Morris one last summer. But you did – our days in Scotland were pure delight. Many, many thanks.
Trips that are small and specialized
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Over 25 years of tours
For more than two decades Arts & Crafts Tours has developed and offered visits to private homes and collections to examine objects that represent the acme of British design.
Take a look at our past tours of the Arts and Crafts Movement that led us to become the award-winning tour operator we are today.
Ernest Gimson who died on 11 August 1919 was described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen’. He made significant contributions as an architect, a maker of plasterwork and turned chairs, and a designer of embroideries and metalwork but is probably best known today for his furniture. So how do you […]
A new book titled Ernest Gimson: Arts and Crafts Designer and Architect written by Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe is being published by Yale University Press in October 2019. Ernest Gimson has been described as ‘the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen’ (Pevsner 1960) and was a central figure in the British Arts and […]