The Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey. A cottage by Sir Edwin Lutyens at Munstead.

William De Morgan tile. Click to visit the Demorgan centre.

The Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey exists to celebrate and foster interest in all forms of art, architecture and design of ‘the Arts and Crafts Era’ - the period from 1860 to 1930. The Society is concerned with the conservation and awareness of works associated with the period and is gathering together information such as publications, photographs and drawings relating to this extraordinary period of creativity in Surrey.

The Society was formed in 1996 to act as a forum for those who share this interest and enthusiasm. Members enjoy a programme of lectures usually held at the Watts Gallery, where we have met since the Society's founding, study days and visits to places of Arts and Crafts interest and receive the Society's newsletters, issued twice a year. New members are always welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to assist with the Society's projects for those who wish to.



The Society welcomes visitors to this website which, despite very limited updating, continues to function pending the preparation of a new website which will be accessible on all devices and will offer improved functionality and new features. Meanwhile membership applications, publications enquiries and general queries may still be sent via this website, see ‘Contacts’ page

Alternatively access our WebCollect page The Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey: Home ( where you may join the Society or book online for events


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Wednesday March 16 2022 –An online Lecture by Dr Jim Cheshire
“Stained Glass – the Making of Arts & Crafts Stained Glass in the Mid to Late Victorian Era”
Booking for Zoom lecture at:
The Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey: Zoom Lecture - Arts and Crafts Stained Glass Wednesday 16 March 2022 at 7.30 pm (

Wednesday 30 March 2022 (2-4pm) – A visit to the Sydney Sime Gallery, at Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Surrey. Introductory talk on a Victorian book illustrator and theatre set designer. Gallery viewing and refreshments provided. A few places available, booking at:
The Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey: Visit to Sidney Sime Gallery - Amended date -30 March 2022 (

Wednesday 18 May 2022 – Society AGM 7.30 pm at Arbuthnot Village Hall, Shamley Green, Surrey with a lecture “Gertrude Jeykll: Highlights of the Surrey Arts and Crafts garden Plans” The Chairman of Surrey Gardens Trust will explain the conservation project to digitise, catalogue and publish electronically the documents contained in the Gertrude Jekyll Collection housed in the archives at the University of California, Berkeley.  ACMS contributed funding for this important project.

Friday 21 April 2022 – A visit St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale, Surrey with a viewing of the Farnham Museum temporary exhibition (until 30 April 2022) on the recent restoration of the Kitty Milroy Murals painted on the chancel walls of St Mark’s.

Other events are in planning for the summer months. The annual tour this year will be based in Sussex, from 3 – 15 September looking at the legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Brighton, Eastbourne and Rottingdean.

The 2022 Autumn Lecture Series (dates to be arranged) will include a lecture on the newly revised Pevsner architectural guides, The Buildings of England Surrey, due for publication in November
Yale University Press - Pevsner Architectural Guides (

Sunday 4 December 2022 – ACMS Christmas lunch at The Elvetham Hotel, Hampshire


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