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History of the Library tour

27 May 2022, 10:15am25 September 2022, 12:30pm
BookingsBookings required
Location Meet in Hansen Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

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

Please note: tours run every Friday and Saturday for one hour from 10.15am and on Sunday from 11.30am.

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.

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Planning your visit

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

Read about our COVID-safe Library.

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