State Library Victoria is temporarily closed until further notice and all Library programs are cancelled or postponed until at least 13 April 2020. Full refunds will be issued and the Library will be in touch with ticket holders over the coming weeks. This does not affect events by Showtime Event Group.
This decision was not taken lightly and is a preventative step to to support the health and wellbeing of staff and volunteers and help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the Victorian community.
For full details on State Library Victoria’s temporary closure please visit our information page.
About the tour
Please note: The Changing face of Victoria exhibition, Dome Galleries Level 5, will close for display changeover 2–27 March. There will be no tours of Changing face of Victoria during this period.
Join a free guided tour of the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of The changing face of Victoria exhibition. Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. Encounter explorers, gain insights into life on the goldfields, and explore life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries from Bells Beach to Black Saturday.
New items and stories are added to this exhibition twice yearly, revealing different aspects of the Library's historic collection.
The Changing face of Victoria exhibition is on Level 5 of the Dome Galleries, overlooking the La Trobe Reading Room in the heart of the Library.
Meet in Hansen Hall.
If you'd like to borrow a portable audio loop unit before joining a guided tour or attending an event, ask your tour guide or staff in the Swanston Street foyer for assistance.
Note: this tour is for the general public. For school tours, browse our range of schools programs for primary and secondary students, led by education professionals.