The Arts & Crafts Movement was the most important and influential art movement to emerge from England in the last 250 years.
Ernest Gimson was one of eleven children born to Josiah Gimson, six of whom survived to maturity. The family lived at 4 Belmont Villas, now 118 New Wa…
In addition to Ernest Gimson, a number of other Leicester designers and artists contributed to the City’s Arts & Crafts traditions.
Here you can access a huge library of images that cover the Leicester Arts and Museums collection of Ernest Gimson items and other related objects as well as the Dryad collection.
This website was made possible through a generous bequest by the late Daphne Plunket of Leicester. Many of the objects shown on the website are on display at New Walk Museum, Leicester. Here you can find out how to see them in person.