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Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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a veritable mine of knowledge in the heart of melbourne over the chance to read the books in the park in front

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ravenna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

a veritable mine of knowledge in the heart of melbourne over the chance to read the books in the park in front

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibition on at present is Mirror of the Worlds Book of Ideas which are 16th to 19th century books, most of which are drawings of flaura, forna and animals. Also there is Ned Kelly's armour on display with the story behind the man. There is good views of the library from the balconies on the 5th and 6th floors.... More 

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A most interesting display of the art of T.S. Gill showing life in the 1800s. I was particularly interested in his technique of adding colour. With all of our technology, we haven’t really improved on what was achieved before.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Joined the 1 pm Ned Kelly tour. Small group, very interesting and knowledgeable guide stepped us through the facts and some of the myths about Ned Kelly. Includes viewing his armour, photographs, and other documents . Great chance to see the library, an impressive building.

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Nerang Queensland Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit to experience a modern day library, not like the old books on the shelf and getting your card stamped😃wonderful technology these days

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was only here for a bit. I met at the top of the steps for a free walking tour. Beautiful on the outside. I stepped in fro a second and looked at some sketches of an artist on display showcasing the god rush.

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As a Melbourne resident the State Library is a much under appreciated icon. The Library is a splendid resource; the temporary exhibitions gallery often displays really interesting material, and the lawns and benches out the front are wonderful for browsing and resting after a hard day's work or exploring. Around the corner is the Wheeler Centre (interesting talks), lots of... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The State Library represent really nice old arcitecture. Nice area in front of the builing. Free wifi available. Dropped by for a few minutes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited the State Library while visiting Melbourne. The building is beautiful and we took some of our most treasured photos out the front of it. The library is good but you need to commit some time to enjoy all it has to offer. If you are short on time then it may be worth just visiting the outside to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A grand old building which houses a wealth of cultural resources; exhibitions and displays. So much to see and do here you really need hours.

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