Donors & Supporters
Our work has been made possible thanks to funders and donors
When Sir John Betjeman visited Emery Walker's House in 1964 he 'was enchanted with the house and seriously disturbed at the thought that so unique a London interior of the Morris period together with its… pictures, chairs, cabinets, hangings and Morris papers, should be dispersed.' He believed that '...this house and its contents must be preserved.'
In more recent years others have agreed with Betjeman and have come to the aid of this special house.
Emery Walker's House has recently undergone vital repair work as part of the Arts & Crafts Hammersmith project, in partnership with The William Morris Society and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The roof on our listed building has been repaired, and key elements of the building, such as our original Morris & Co wallpapers and the timber framed conservatory, have been repaired or restored. The collections within were temporarily relocated, and have now been cleaned, recorded, and painstakingly returned to the house - minus the damp, the dodgy electrics and accumulated grime of a century.
The collections and archives, over 10,000 items, have been catalogued and many will be available to view online. We will be adding new insights and discoveries while the project progresses, so do come back and visit the website; or better still, the house itself.
The museum now has an extended tour season, is open on more days, and can offer new, bespoke group and school visits and resources.
We would like to thank the many funders and donations who have given contributed to The Emery Walker Trust and the Arts & Crafts Hammersmith project, whose generosity and support have made all this possible.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Garfield Weston Foundation
Viridor Environmental Credits Company
Charles Hayward Foundation
Ashley Family Foundation
Mercers’ Charitable Foundation
Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
National Manuscripts Conservation Trust
Heritage of London Trust
Ernest Cook Trust
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
Arts Council England - Museums Development
Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group
Mr Giles Waterfield
Ms Mary Wells
Mr Simon Daykin
Mr Charles Hind
Five anonymous private donors