Melbourne Sights


State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria Review

On a rise behind lawns and heroic statuary, this handsome 1853 building was constructed during the gold-rush boom and houses more than 1.5 million volumes as well as bushranger Ned Kelly's famous armor. Large reading areas—including the splendid domed reading room up the grand staircase—make this a comfortable place for browsing, and three galleries display works from the library's Pictures Collection.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 328 Swanston St., (at La Trobe St.), City Center, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/8664–7000
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 10–9, Fri.–Sun. 10–6.
  • Website:
  • Location: City Center
Updated: 01-15-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


· Map of State Library of Victoria

Map of

Travel Deals