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State Library of New South Wales

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Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9273 1414
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beautiful windows

such a beautiful library building with amazing stained glass windows.unfortunately this time we were not allowed to go up the stairs like 3 yrs ago.amazing collection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

such a beautiful library building with amazing stained glass windows.unfortunately this time we were not allowed to go up the stairs like 3 yrs ago.amazing collection of books.we enjoyed the painting exhibition too.

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Ermington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The State Library is situated in the Macquarie St. The most high class professional doctors , lawyers' offices are in this street. Also the NSW State Parliament House is situated next to the State Library .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Always love visiting this place. Fascinating exhibitions on at present include old Sydney photographs from 1880 and works from London's V&A Museum. The building itself is an inspired combination of old and new architecture and the place is hardly ever crowded. Only disappointment is the cafe unless you like surly staff and cold coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was a quick visit. Just wanted to run threw the place and see if it was better than my Melbourne State Library. It's not hahahaha but it's really cool. Very Hogwarts feeling.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a surprise this place is! A maze of corridors and galleries housing some of our national treasures! From Captain Cook's personal items to the original sketches of Blinky Bill, there's something to spark everyone's interest Historical and literary items both past and present are on display in addition to intriguing special exhibits.The magnificent reading room is just breathtaking! With... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In Sydney with 19 year old daughter for a shopping trip and decided we needed a bit of culture so went on the guided tour of the State Library. We were met by volunteer guide Lynne whose enthusiasm and knowledge was contagious. Who knew a library had so much history, valuable artifacts and wonderful architecture. The building itself, the Shakespeare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Whwn I was there in June 2015 they hosted a captivating exhibition of journalism photography. Make sure you get a view from the upper floors to the main reading hall!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went into this old building not really knowing what to expect. At present they have a photo exhibition showing and it was very interesting. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was very keen to see a range of photographic exhibitions on at the Library. There seemed to be the 'main attraction' exhibitions which related to images taken by press photographers. These were displayed in the large galleries and were clearly the 'drawcard' into the library. At the end of one of those galleries was the most fascinating exhibition where... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great Library close to the Art Gallery of NSW. Must see the Mitchell reading room, also hold some free exhibits.

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