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“Amazing Architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
Ranked #10 of 335 things to do in Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Amazing Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Must see. So beautiful! To stand under the dome is a breathtaking sight as one takes in the marvel of architecture that is the State Library of Victoria.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Worth going inside, the beautiful old facade is lovely but the inside is just beautiful. Walking around seeing more computers than books is a bit sad but still worth going in & walking around the different levels especially from the dome level 6.

Visited December 2012
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“Step back in time......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is one of my husband's favourite places to visit and we took our daughter here to experience it. She loved the dome and old library section as well as all the new things to see. There is art, history, games, Internet and of course books in this wonderful icon of Melbourne.

Visited December 2012
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“A "Proper" Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A fascinating building, coupled to exhibitions (Melbourne's culinary history when I was there), the quiet mill of books, and performance (I watched a pianist in one of the main picture galleries play a grand piano from the inside), makes this close to mandatory to anyone interested in the cultural history of Victoria and Australia in general. Just wonderful. As a note: no food to be taken inside the building and some of the spaces, like the reading room, are dedicated to silence, which they will enforce: a proper library...

Visited December 2012
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“Reading or experiencing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A great place to visit if you want to access books, do research, see some exhibitions or look at the architecture. The bookshop is worth a visit.

Visited July 2012
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