Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Open House Melbourne: Queen’s Hall viewings

Saturday 27 July 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 28 July 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bookings not required
Queen's Hall
Level 3, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Take a self-guided tour of Queen’s Hall – one of Melbourne’s most beautiful 19th-century interiors.

First opened in 1856, Queen’s Hall was the Library’s main reading room until the domed reading room opened in 1913. From 1915, Queen’s Hall served as a museum space until it was closed for renovation in 1973. After reopening in 1975 as the Library’s Arts, Music and Performing Arts library, Queen’s Hall was closed to the public in 2003 and still awaits refurbishment.