Learn more about the relocation of Ned Kelly's armour and various space closures in October 2023. More information.

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Ned Kelly's armour is relocating in October 2023

Ned Kelly’s armour will be removed from display in South Rotunda on 2 October 2023 and will be installed in its new location, the Redmond Barry Reading Room, in November. We expect the armour to be off display for around a month.

Moving such a large and significant item and its case takes time, so please bear with us.  Keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates, and read our FAQs on the armour's relocation for more information.

Space closures

On Tuesday 3 October, North Rotunda and Cowen Gallery will close at 4pm for a private event.

From Monday 2 October to Monday 9 October, chess on the Library forecourt will be unavailable due to the Melbourne Fringe Giant Swing installation.