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“A great experience for the whole family”

State Library of Victoria
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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour Including Coffee and Donuts
Ranked #11 of 414 things to do in Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great experience for the whole family”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

A wealth of things to do for the whole family, with a fantastic exhibition around the wonderfully restored reading room.

Visited March 2014
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“beautiful”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

the state library is one of my favourite pieces of architecture here in melbourne. it's a beautiful old building with a nice lawn out the front, and considering it's in the middle of the city - it's nice to have a bit of grass to chill on!

Visited August 2013
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“Dome”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The reading room with its dome is just extraordinary. The architecture is original, and there are so few of these buildings left.

Visited January 2014
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“Never seen a library quite like this one”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Cant really say there was anything I disliked about this place. The size of this place blew me away. I am only used to the local council libraries in the towns i have lived in so this place was a shock. Loved the decor and just everything about it. I would love to have more time to just sit and read and take in the old world atmosphere of this place.

Visited July 2013
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“A surprising gem”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

For a brilliantly presented history of Victoria in a magnificent old building, a visit to the SLV is a must.

Visited March 2014
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