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Dome to Catacombs Tour

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06 October 2023, 1:30pm3:00pm
09 October 2023, 10:30am12:00pm
11 October 2023, 10:30am12:00pm
13 October 2023, 10:30am12:00pm
14 October 2023, 1:30pm3:00pm
Bookings Bookings required
Location Meet in Hansen Hall
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

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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