The State Library of Victoria is a great place to visit, whether to read a book, work/study, or view an exhibition.
I was amazed by this place. It's the public library, but it also has extensive, engaging exhibits like a museum. The dome and reading room are striking. My husband had to tear me away. I could have spent another hour there!
This is a must see - a wonderful old building and don't miss going up into the dome area. Great library facilities and a gallery that has paintings depicting "Old Melbourne". Good place to research family history.
Don't bother with trying to borrow books here, it's a great place to walk the various floors to see exhibits there. There used to be a ned kelly display which is quite interesting. The multi media center is great for some interactive games and even just catching a snooze. Highly recommended for any visitor to Melbourne
It's one of the best places I've been to when I was in Melbourne. Maybe it's just the nerd in me :) But I really enjoyed touring this place, checking the exhibit, sitting at the La Trobe Gallery, admiring the dome. What's inside is just as beautiful as its facade :)
The building has a historical connection with Melbourne's past but maintains a modern convenience. It's right in the CBD. The absolutely stunning main reading room is worth a visit alone.
Absolutely gobsmacking. Stand and stare in wonder at the magnificent domed glass ceiling that was covered in lead for decades and restore to its original glory. You will not be disappointed. It is free and there are displays lining the gallery walls on each of its three levels.
Brilliant displays of archival materials including Ned Kelley's iconic armour. Worth a fascinating few hours and repeat visits.
This is an awesome place. To view the Reading Room from a few floors up with it's fabulous layout is a beautiful sight. The displays on each floor are informative and worth looking at.
Not only a beautiful building with a fantastic interior, but also an Exhibition on Rome, and Exhibitions on the Changing Face of Victoria, including Ned Kelley's Armour - all for free - fantastic!
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