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Marx Memorial Library

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Another place I had always wanted to go but never did. Finally remedied that and spent a good few... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Liz D
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I visited here for the first time in about a half century. The building is historic and... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Another place I had always wanted to go but never did. Finally remedied that and spent a good few hours there. Learned so much! Passionate volunteers run it and it's full of info on working class rights and socialist movers and shakers. The tour is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Three of us recently had a day out in Clerkenwell, visiting the Museum of the Order of St John in the morning and the Marx Memorial Library in the afternoon, with lunch in between at the Crown Tavern. If you wish to follow our example,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

I visited here for the first time in about a half century. The building is historic and interesting. The building is important in the history of socialism in Britain and in the time that Lenin and others spent in London in the early years of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I had not been to this library since my student days many years ago! It is situated on Clerkenwell Green, a 5 minute walk from Farringdon station. There is a library of books related to all forms of socialism. Tours take place (check the website...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed October 7, 2015

The Marx Memorial Library is located in Clerkenwell Green and houses archives from the labour and socialist movements. It provides ideal research opportunities for students from around the world of politics, history or related subjects in a very pleasant building. Tours are organised as Lenin...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

This library is a tribute, in Karl Marx's name, to not only his works but the works and activism of many other radical, progressive thinkers and highlights the importance of worker revolutions, muckraking journalism and political dissent against facism throughout several centuries.

Date of experience: September 2015
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