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Dome to Catacombs Tour

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20 April 2024, 10:30am12:00pm
21 April 2024, 10:30am12:00pm
22 April 2024, 10:30am12:00pm
23 April 2024, 10:30am12:00pm
24 April 2024, 10:30am12:00pm
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Location Meet in Hansen Hall

Discover the architectural evolution of Australia’s oldest public library with a captivating, behind-the-scenes tour.

Established in 1854 and spanning an entire city block, State Library Victoria houses many secret spaces.

In this tour, you'll make your way from the highest point of the iconic Dome in the La Trobe Reading Room to the hidden areas below the Library, known as 'the catacombs'.

Explore Library spaces usually closed to the public, including the Pendulum Staircase, Card Catalogue room and the Elephant Lift, which was used to transport stuffed elephants when the building was home to Melbourne Museum.

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