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Marx Memorial Library


The Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School was founded in 1933 - fifty years after Karl Marx's death - in response to the rise of fascism in Europe. Its aim today remains the advance of education, knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Marxism and the history of socialism and working-class struggle.

The Library is home to a unique collection of published and archival sources on related subjects, including the Spanish Civil War, trade unionism and peace and solidarity campaigns. This 18th century Grade II listed building has a fascinating history rooted in Clerkenwell's radical past. 37a Clerkenwell Green was home to the socialist publisher Twentieth Century Press. Lenin worked here in exile 1902-3.

Prices and opening times

Adult Ticket £3.00 to £5.00 per ticket

As we are a charity we rely on donations, particularly if you have enjoyed your visit.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 12:00-16:00

Guided tours: Tuesday & Thursday 13:00

Venue Details & Map

Marx Memorial Library

37A Clerkenwell Green
+44 (0)20 7253 1485
Public transport:
Turn left on exiting the station and turn left into Turnmill St. At the top of the road turn right into Clerkenwell Road. Cross the road into Clerkenwell Green.

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