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Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Architecture. History. Peacefulness. Photo worthy. You have them all in one place. Definitely one of my favourite places in Melbourne. Indulge yourself in the land of books and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Architecture. History. Peacefulness. Photo worthy. You have them all in one place. Definitely one of my favourite places in Melbourne. Indulge yourself in the land of books and be amazed by their well-preserved architecture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting library to visit. Make sure you go to the upper floors and take in the exhibits that in circle the main Reading Room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in old manuscripts and newspapers this is the place to go. You can spend many hours there browsing around. At the top end of Swanston St. Walk or catch a tram.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. Australia's oldest public library. The building, amazing spaces and architecture so wonderfully preserved. The central gallery and skyline dome with all it light and shade is remarkable. Once could easily spend an entire day moving between the spacing, viewing and the wonderful collections. Check out the library's calendar of events, you're sure to find something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well, every time I visit Melbourne, I must drop by this library once, not only to admire the architecture, but also to remind myself of pool of wisdom I trying to achieve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent an enthralling afternoon in this magnificent building (especially the dome), browsing the various exhibitions, and enjoying the architecture, paintings and ambience of the place. Definitely worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Looks beautiful inside! I spent a day working here instead of my office and loved it! I might start doing that more often. The two cafes inside the library are also fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Melbourne Open House and we decided to explore this beautiful old building. In particular Queen's Hall which is rarely open to the public. It has 19 century interiors and was the original reading room. We also had a look at the galleries on several floors. the main library area is large with free wifi and plenty of reading material.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building and an easy walk from where we were staying in the CBD. Interesting exhibits and hard work by the staff to make the collection available. We went for the background on Victoria and walked the exhibits on the fifth floor. Learning about the early colony and some of its colorful characters, Ned Kelly, who we had not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Murdoch Gallery to see the S. T. Gill exhibition. There were lots of his works on display, covering the full range of his paintings, drawings and lithographs. There was an interesting short video on the lithographic process which I found very informative. My favourite item was one of his notebooks, with his detailed field sketches.

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Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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