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State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The library is located right in the middle of everything - opposite a major shopping mall and a major train station - yet it is an oasis of calm inside. While there are consistently students studying, quiet is maintained so you can always get things done. For magazine lovers, there is a good selection of periodicals to be read, along... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Les Miserables Exhibition here and really enjoyed. Very well thought out and added to enjoyment of seeing musical. the complimentary guided tour was so interesting. Guide very knowledgeable and passionate about Victor Hugo and exhibition.Recommend ,especially if in town for theater production of Les Mis.

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Is a gorgeous building with some great displays. Spend some time looking around. Check out the beautiful dome. Ned Kelly's armour. The cafe wasn't open when we visied on a Sunday.

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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very large and beautiful detailing, they have a small museum around the levels which was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It close at half of front of library. it is under construction. I'm very unlucky guy to see something beautiful. orz

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is certainly worth a wander if you're in the area (it's next to the QV, so it's easy to get to). The domed reading room is spectacular (see it both close-up and from the upstairs gallery), there are lots of interesting places to sit (check out the easel-desks in the domed reading room), presumably there's free wi-fi throughout (I... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its the place to be if you want piece of mind and study or read. The State Library of Victoria is a beauty in itself. When you arrive at the steps of this museum like library you will know what I mean. Inside you will find friendly staff at the enquiry who will inform you on your needs. Offers a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great central location, friendly staff, clean facilities.Amazing Building (pity about the scaffolding).

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Denison, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I liked the books and seeing that stuff I really did like it. I didn't like how long it taked. It was really good so good ever on our camp.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a gem. This is a beautiful library with a great gallery. Also the Free Melbourne tour meets here everyday at 10 AM and 2:30 PM.

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