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“An Awe Inspiring Building” 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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Ranked #7 of 175 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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“An Awe Inspiring Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is an architectural masterpiece & a national treasure; don't let the outside of the building influence l you in any way.. If you're visiting from outside of the city and have limited time; this should be your FIRST STOP!!! DO NOT MISS!!!

Visited March 2015
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“Very quiet and nice architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Good for studying, and very nice architecture, free entry and open late. A lot of archives and also has Ned Kelly armor, cool!

Visited January 2015
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“Amazing building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architectonic building a must see...the main hall is a sort of an ancient wood library, high ceiling and glass roof...u can't borrow any books but u can spend in a really good time.

Visited December 2014
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“Must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Terrific place if only to stop off and have a break with the air con and see the beautiful study room.

Visited February 2015
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“Worth a few minutes of your time at the very least”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

as per everyone else's comments its a stunning building with an interesting museum on the 5th floor.
Even if this is not your thing, just walk through the first section to the lift go to the 5th floor take a photo of the reading room a photo of Ned Kelly's armour and death mask and out. 10 mins (hopefully more) and two photos of something a lot of folks miss to take home.

Visited February 2015
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