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History of the Library tour

Date
14 January 2022, 10:15am05 March 2022, 11:15am
CostFree
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.

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.

Tours run every Friday and Saturday from 10.15am and last one hour.

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

Planning your visit

Visitors over the age of 12 years and two months will need to check in using the Service Victoria app and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination, either with a digital certificate linked to the Service Vic app or a printed copy of their vaccination certificate along with identification. Read more about a COVID-safe Library