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Welcome to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Library Lectures 2018

Following a highly successful series in Manchester, the VWML Lectures return home to Cecil Sharp House in 2018.

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Opening times

The Library will close for the Christmas period on Friday 22 December at 5.30pm, reopening on Tuesday 2 January at 9.30am.


Library opens after refurbishment

The main reading room of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) in Cecil Sharp House has reopened after major refurbishment.



Are you interested in local history, folk songs and tunes? Would you like to explore the folk songs and tunes that were collected locally to you, and around the world? Click here, and let the search begin!



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How to get here

Cecil Sharp House – home to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is positioned in the heart of London. Discover the best way to reach us.


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