William Morris’ 190th birthday – Bradford Cathedral

18th March 2024

Visitors are invited to celebrate William Morris’s anniversary by joining Bradford Cathedral for a special window tour on the day before his 190th birthday.

Bradford Cathedral to hold special tour to mark William Morris’ 190th birthday

The famous Victorian artist and designer William Morris founded Morris & Co. and, along with renowned figures such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown, created many pieces of stunning stained glass, some early examples of which are on display in four locations in Bradford Cathedral.

And on Saturday (23 March) Bradford Cathedral will run a special Morris & Co. stained glass window tour to celebrate his 190th birthday.

Maggie Myers, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Education and Visitors, said:

“We are very fortunate to have some beautiful and significant early stained glass work by William Morris and other notable artists from the Victorian period.

“In recent years, we have started to provide opportunities for visitors to come and find out more about some of the heritage treasures here at Bradford Cathedral and this tour will visit each of the four areas in the building where the Morris & Co. glass is located as well as an appreciation of the stunning West Window by Heaton, Butler and Bayne.”

There will be two tours during the day, morning and afternoon. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets for the morning tour here, and the afternoon here.