Morris to Mackintosh
Discover the fin de siècle Arts and Crafts Movement through the interior design and architectural legacies of William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Begin in London with a visit to Red House, the Tudor Gothic home designed by William Morris, and see a major exhibition at the Tate Britain entitled The Rossettis, focused on the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, whose life was closely intertwined with Morris.
Then, travel to England’s Cotswolds, where formal estates display the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement and explore Morris’s country estate of Kelmscott Manor.
Continue to the Lake District, famous for its 18th and 19th century poets and writers, and admire Baillie Scott’s Blackwell House, perched above Windermere and still furnished with its original late 19th century decorative features.
Journey over the border into Scotland and visit Glasgow, birthplace of architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at Mackintosh’s Willow Tea Rooms, and explore Queen’s Cross Church and Hill House, Mackintosh’s finest residential commission.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.