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“Not only a library!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Melbourne City Discovery
Ranked #9 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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“Not only a library!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I went there with my classmates. We had a wonderful excursion that day. You can do lots of things there not only reading and study. Outside the library you can relax on the grass as many people did. Old style building can be a art!

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“Visiting a Library? Yes do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Hubby didn't understand why I wanted to visit the Library- until he went inside. The architecture is just gorgeous so walk up the stairs and look down from the balcony at the top. Very impressive with it's long wooden tables formed like a spoke of a wheel. At present there is a pictorial history of Melbourne showing and the Ned Kelly section with a display of his "suit of armour" is very interesting.

Visited November 2014
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Geelong, Australia
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“See the fantastic dome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The magnificent restored glass domed reading room on the third floor was stunning, well worth a visit. And the current exhibition on Victoria was an added bonus.

Visited November 2014
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Lovely building with amazing architecture and art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not what I anticipated when I heard library but was glad my friend suggested we go. They have a great art collection depicting the development of Melbourne and the reading room with its huge dome is lovely.

Visited November 2014
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“Beautiful restoration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The rotunda has been refurbished and is beautiful, they had some very interesting exhibits and the architecture was amazing.

Visited October 2014
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