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State Library of Victoria (Central Melbourne)




There are lots of things to do. Here are ten things you can do with the family.

  • Get your family along to a free one-hour Library Heritage Tour! Run from Monday to Friday at 2pm. Bookings required for groups only.
  • See the armour of one of Australia’s most infamous outlaws. You can see Ned Kelly’s armour, his rifle and even one of his boots in The changing face of Victoria exhibition in our Dome Gallery.
  • Find and photocopy the front page of the newspaper published on the day you were born, in the Newspaper Reading Room!
  • Spin the latest grooves in our Arts Reading Room. Listen to the latest CDs and DVDs in our sound-proofed booths!
  • Drop by Experimedia to use the latest free AFL X-Box computer games and other exciting PC and X-Box games. Read ebooks with your kids!
  • Scroll through microfiche and find out more about your family tree in our Genealogy Centre.
  • Take a look at the paintings and portrait sculptures of famous and infamous Victorians in the Cowen Gallery exhibition.
  • Fight it out in a battle of wills in a game of chess! The Chess room is located on the mezzanine level above the Arts Reading Room.
  • Spend half an hour surfing the internet for free in the Information Centre.
  • Read books on any subject from aircrafts to zebras in the Library!

What's On

Opening Hours:


The State Library of Victoria is open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Opening Hours for Areas of Library

Cost:


Free

Review:


You don't need to be a book worm to enjoy the State Library of Victoria with activities ranging from computer games, chess, listening to music, tracing your family history in the Genealogy Centre or finding Ned Kelly's armour. There is also a range of interesting outdoor art and statues at the front of the library.

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328 Swanston Street,  Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 8664 7000
Map: 2F Ref: E1

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Link www.slv.vic.gov.au

Link State Library of Victoria on Facebook



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