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Tours of Marx Memorial Library


Discover the Marx Memorial Library from the comfort of your own home like never before!

Explore a state of the art 3D model of our three storey building complete with historic displays with the help of an expert tour guide on one of our bespoke virtual tours.

Find out about Clerkenwell’s radical past and the 90-year history of our unique socialist library & archive. While you’re here, you’ll also get the chance to peak at our nationally significant holdings of revolutionary poster art and labour movement banners.

There’s no need to hop on a plane or event catch the train to London; explore the wonders of Marx House remotely. Email to find out more.



Mondays 12.00- 12.45pm

Held every Monday, you'll find listings on eventbrite.

The Marx Memorial Library hosts weekly guided tours of our historic building every week on Mondays. Trained guides offer visitors an insight into our unique, radical history.

Explore the building’s medieval cellar and historic vaults; visit the room where Lenin worked in exile 1902-3; view original displays such as the 1938 British Battalion banner of the volunteers who went to fight fascism in Spain; and learn about significant events such as the Paris Commune 1871 and the Mineworkers' Strike 1984-5 through our extensive collections.

At the heart of the British Labour movement for over 80 years, the Library has a fascinating story to tell.

Our weekly tours on Mondays start at 12 noon and last approximately 45 minutes. £5/£3 unwaged.

For general queries and information on group bookings (including school groups) please contact:


NOTE: due to forthcoming bank holidays there will be no scheduled tours on 1, 8 & 29 May.

The MML will be closed in August; there will be no tours on 31 July - 4 September inclusive.