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State Library Victoria: Tours & Tickets

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The fourth most popular library in the world and the busiest in Australia, State Library Victoria is a must-visit Melbourne icon. Dating back to 1856, the State Library boasts incredible heritage architecture, free exhibitions, programs and events...more
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328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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The original reading room (on level 3) has just been re-opened after nearly 40 years and it is really great. Take the lift to level 4 to get a bird-eye view from the internal balcony and then take the steps down to the room itself. The refurbishment has preserved many of the
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The SLV's new Swanston St Welcome Zone is a brilliant addition to the Library. It has lots of space and a bright layout. The computers are easier to access. It also has several galleries and meeting rooms. The SLV now has a play area for children.
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Very impressive architecture in the building. Amazing reading rooms. A must see great Melbourne Icon.
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First let me say that the refurbishments have made the Library building seem more spacious and full of light. What really impressed me was the range of exhibitions available. I remember many of the old paintings, but now on display is much more of the history of the state, of
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Was great to see new refurbished library. Having the Ashes on display next to Bed Kelly's armour was great too.
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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