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Marx Memorial Library

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Worth a visit

I visited here for the first time in about a half century. The building is historic and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Ivor M
London, United Kingdom
A Hidden Treasure

I had not been to this library since my student days many years ago! It is situated on Clerkenwell... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
London, United Kingdom
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8 May 2018
“Worth a visit”
18 Feb 2016
“A Hidden Treasure”
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37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England
+44 20 7253 1485
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Reviewed 8 May 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

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Reviewed 18 February 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

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Reviewed 7 October 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

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Reviewed 7 September 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.

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