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“Mapping Australia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
+61 2 6262 1111
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Ranked #10 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Government Buildings, Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Adelaide
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Mapping Australia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

we visited to see the exhibition about mapping Australia & what a great exhibition. well worth the visit. all the major attractions provide free parking and are centrally located.

Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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“Didn't make it past the door!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I'm sure the Library is a great place but unfortunately we didn't make it in after being accosted by the 'cloak room' warden who demanded my handbag before entering and instructed us that photos were not allowed (I happen to be carrying my camera in my hand). Reluctant to leave my valuables we left without seeing the displays or having coffe in what looked to be a lovely cafe. Unlike all the other wonderful cultural experiences in Canberra where the staff were so welcoming, this was a disappointing experience. Ensure you plan ahead and be prepared to 'cloak' your bags!

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Cowra, Australia
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“The Exhibition Room is amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stopped in here to check out the “Mapping Our World” exhibition. It was amazing! I didn’t actually go into the library section itself, but from the outside it looks extremely well set out and resourced. The café, “bookplate” had excellent service with food that was good value for money. The gift shop was also amazing, and had lots of variety. The National Library is a place that, as my brother said, you “could live in”.

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Canberra, Australia
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“Great exhibitions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Free wifi around the building (though not very fast). A good cafe with nice outdoors area. The treasures exhibition is worth visiting and they have new touring exhibition every few months. Parking, though, can be a problem.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great Facilities & Exhibition Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A well-run library with great resources. Make sure to check out the exhibition room whilst on your visit; relatively small but definitely worthwhile.

Visited October 2013
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