Melbourne Sights

State Library of Victoria

  • 328 Swanston St. Map It
  • City Center
  • Library/Archive

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

328 Swanston St., (at La Trobe St.), Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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Phone:

03-8664–7000

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Thurs. 10–9, Fri.–Sun. 10–6.

Published 08/07/2014

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