it was closed for renovations when we went, but the building looks good from outside. just make sure to check when is it open.
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I may be prejudice since I like libraries anyway, but this library is definitely a beautiful place! From the grand architecture, to well over an hours worth of things to look at, including Ned Kelly's armour and many other artifacts. I was there for about...More
They have a number of exhibitions up in the dome where you can look down on the main library beautifully laid out especially late afternoon with the sunset light coming through the upper windows. The exhibitions about the history of book publishing, the making and...More
A rainy day in Melbourne so I took my toddler into the Play Pod, located in the Courtyard of The State Library. Compared to the kids spaces in the Brisbane libraries, this one is pretty average - however - she did have a good morning...More
The library is very nice to look at. Around the main reading room, there are several floors of exhibits where you can learn about the history of the city and other interesting facts.
There is something truly awesome about cavernous antique buildings that have been restored to their former glory. The dome of the State Library of Victoria is one such building and it reaches for the sky much like a cathedral. It is uplifting and inspiring. Sure,...More
We were supposed to go to the museum but that plan became less desirable for others in our party. So we found ourselves at the library and thought "what the hey? let's just go and check it out". There was actually some cool exhibits in...More
what an awesome building well i must say it was restored brilliantly the display are so informative ,, overall the place has its aura that cannot be described in words....
the state library built in 1856 is a library for research purposes only with a soaring dome ceiling in the reading room. the interior is truly stunning, housing a gallery and a beautiful function room. this is one of the must see sites in melbourne.
What an awesome building! The inside was fascinating. The furniture looked as if it had come from the original library - it had actually, but had been restored brilliantly. The displays are so informative. It was great to see how popular the library was. So...More