‘William Morris: Story, Memory, History’
Two Temple Place
London WC2 (nr Temple Tube)
Until: January 29, 2012
Open: Mon and Wed-Sat, 10am-4.30pm; Sun 12pm-5pm; closed Tues. Admission free.
Two Temple Place is a Gothic Revival mansion, built as a home for William Waldorf Astor in 1895. It now houses four exhibition spaces, including the great hall. Open as a public venue for the first time, it is a fine example of late Gothic Revival style. The building is decorated with scenes from Shakespeare, from Arthurian legend, and from ‘The Three Musketeers’, Astor’s favourite book.
The exhibition itself is the first of a planned series designed to showcase collections from outside London in a central London location.