Emery Walker’s House seeking volunteers

Image above: Emery Walker’s House; Photograph Lucinda MacPherson

Guides, Stewards and social media volunteers needed 

The Emery Walker Trust, which runs Emery Walker’s House in Hammersmith, is seeking volunteers in the run up to the summer holidays.

In particular, the house’s custodians are looking for guides, stewards and social media volunteers to help with the general running of building and its promotion.

Prospective volunteers are invited to sign up for a Volunteer Open Day at Emery Walker’s House, where attendees will enjoy a brief tour, light refreshments in the riverside garden and a chance to mingle with current volunteers.

Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace is a historic Georgian townhouse which serves as a museum and a testament to the life and work of Emery Walker, a prominent figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. The house is a hidden gem, showcasing the preserved interiors, original furniture, and an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, and fine art.

Video above: Tour of the house with Lucinda MacPherson after it was refurbished and reopened to the public in 2017

Emery Walker, William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement

Emery Walker, born in 1851, was a close friend and collaborator of William Morris, the renowned textile designer, poet, and social activist. They were both committed socialists and together they played a pivotal role in the revival of traditional craftsmanship and the promotion of the Arts and Crafts philosophy. Walker was a passionate advocate for the arts, a typographer and printer, and his house reflects his dedication to these fields.

Visitors to Emery Walker’s House can explore the various rooms, including the ground-floor printing workshop where Walker conducted his typographic experiments. The house also features a library filled with rare books, manuscripts, and artworks collected by Walker throughout his lifetime. The collection includes works by Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and other notable figures of the Arts and Crafts movement.

The open days are scheduled for 6 July at 3.00pm and 13 July at 5.00pm.

Book your place here: emerywalker.org.uk/events

If you have any questions, please reach out to the House’s Manager, Ashley Weaver-Paul, at info@emerywalker.org.uk