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Cultural Members: Rare Book viewing

members only

17 February 2022, 5:30pm7:30pm
BookingsBookings required

Discover the riches of the Rare Book Collection as our expert curators take you on a journey around the world through the beauty of the book, from illuminated medieval manuscripts to great works of literature, art and exploration.

The books displayed will include a sumptuous illuminated manuscript made in Paris c. 1525, the second folio of William Shakespeare’s collected works (1632), the world’s first star atlas (1781), and John Gould’s stunning work about hummingbirds (1861).

This event is for State Library Victoria's cultural members only. Become a cultural member today. 

Please note: there will be two session times available to book.

Planning your visit

State Library Victoria is a Child Safe Organisation. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors to the Library over 18 years of age must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination, either with a digital certificate linked to the Service Victoria app or a printed copy of their vaccination certificate with identification. All visitors must check in using the Service Victoria app upon arrival. Read more about a COVID-safe Library.

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