Ned Kelly’s armour will relocate from South Rotunda to the Redmond Barry Reading Room in October 2023. Learn more.

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History of the Library Tour

01 June 2023, 10:45am30 November 2023, 2:45pm
Bookings Bookings required
Location Meet in Hansen Hall
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Discover the fascinating history of State Library Victoria and explore some of the many iconic spaces with a one-hour tour hosted by our friendly and passionate volunteers.

The spaces you’ll visit include:

  • Our magnificent heritage reading rooms (La Trobe Reading Room and Redmond Barry Reading Room) where visitors can browse collections of books, magazines and music
  • Our renowned galleries and The Ian Potter Queens Hall
  • The new display of Ned Kelly’s armour, alongside his colourfully worded Jerilderie letter.

Each tour can facilitate 10 people, and bookings are essential.

Tours run at 10.45am and 1.45pm daily (except on public holidays). Please see Eventbrite listings below for specific session details.


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