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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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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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... read more

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

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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Canberra, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visit the library at least annually for the World Press and SMH 1440 Photographic exhibitions. Whilst in the library, I always find other interesting activities and exhibitions.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I love this place as it has wonderful exhibits and friendly staff. The Amaze gallery is always full of both static items and new which are extremely interesting and never fail to impress. As for the other exhibits, each one has such impressive research which translates to marvelous interest for those visiting. And if you are staying in Sydney for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is amazing from the book store to the ever changing free exhibitions to the café with great views. The staff are always friendly and helpful and at the end of the day it is free and in the CBD what more could you want.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

For a fascinating insight into the publishers, artists and writers who produced these cheap and lurid comics and paperbacks from the Forties and Fifties, this free exhibition and excellently produced catalogue (gratis), is well worth it, although it ends on 10 May. A chance to see the changing mores of pop culture. Besides the main hall and library, the bookshop,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's in an excellent location, and it really is a nice sight to see. I quite like the Shakespeare room, as well as the main hall. If you're in Sydney for over a week I'd highly recommend dropping in for a couple of hours if you get the chance. Plenty of history to see.

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Additional Information about State Library of New South Wales

Address: Address: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9273 1414
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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