Mirror of the world: writing, books and ideas tour

This tour of the Mirror of the world exhibition highlights rare medieval manuscripts and early printed works, and includes an introduction to the Library.

A medieval illuminated manuscript
60 minutes
Year level
Year: 7–8
$130 per group (up to 25 students)
50 students

This tour of the Library's Mirror of the world exhibition highlights examples of rare texts such as medieval manuscripts, a cuneiform tablet and early printed works. While touring the exhibition, students will consider the significance of these important cultural items in human history. The tour also includes an introduction to the Library's impressive collections, services and spaces.


Students will:

  • explore various spaces within the Library
  • interpret and analyse a range of texts and their influence in changing society


For related teaching activities to support your visit to the Library, see our ergo website.