Wiener Library - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Wiener Library

The world's oldest institution devoted to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies.

Although primarily a library and research house, it runs regular public exhibitions on the ground floor which focus on Jewish history and the Holocaust.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Wiener Library,
29 Russell Square,

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Wiener Library

The nearest station is Russell Square which is 0.2 miles away.

Wiener Library - Latest News

A is for Adolf – Teaching German Children Nazi Values
A is for Adolf – Teaching German Children Nazi Values

If you are a tyrannical leader of a country, you will want to cement your long term prospects of holding onto power by making sure the children are suitably indoctrinated to support you. Thus, during the rise of Nazi power


Recent exhibitions

This exhibition raises important questions about historical examples of forced migration and Britain’s response in the past.
Through the portraits of victims and perpetrators, the exhibition explores the legacy of medical research under Nazism, and its impact on bioethics today.
A new temporary exhibition at The Wiener Library exploring the topic of Nazi occupation in the Channel Islands
Learn about global efforts made after the Holocaust to find Zuzana Knobloch and millions of others like her.
The Wiener Library’s exhibition tells the story of the Third Reich’s campaign against ‘degenerate’ art and its international response.
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s.

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