Ned Kelly's armour has been removed from display. Learn more about its relocation and other space closures. More information.

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Ned Kelly's armour is relocating in October 2023

Ned Kelly’s armour has been removed from display in South Rotunda 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

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