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State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is a famous and iconic landmark in Melbourne. This unique library was built back in the 19th century and even after so many years, this beautiful landmark is considered one of the most notable cultural symbols of the city.

The State Library is famous for its unique decor, breathtaking sculptures and magnificent exteriors. This entire building features awe-inspiring interiors, a majestic art-deco-style dome shaped ceiling and unique marble flooring.

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Visitors coming to the State Library can participate in a guided tour. These such tours will not only take you along all the famous walkways, but also offer visitors intriguing information about each section of the library.

The library features the La Trobe Reading Room; famous for its majestic dome-shaped ceiling and beautiful decor that serves as a major highlight of the library.

The library is also a home to some excellent exhibitions. Here, you’ll be able to see the original armor of the bushranger Ned Kelley. Your free guided tour also includes a visit of the permanent exhibit hall of the library.

The library boasts over two million books, pictures, newspapers, audios, videos, maps and manuscripts. In fact, the collections on this library include books and manuscripts of the past 150 years.

The State Library features excellent artworks and exhibitions representing the past and present of Victoria. The library also has three galleries that feature an excellent collection of artwork, exhibitions and paintings. Stop by the Keith Murdoch Gallery, Dome Galleries and the Cowen Gallery and explore each of the library’s amazing collections and artworks.

328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC

Operating Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Daily 10am–5pm (Keith Murdoch Gallery till 9pm Thursday)

(03) 8664 7000

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