Melbourne Sights

State Library of Victoria

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

Published 07/20/2016

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.

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

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Published 07/20/2016


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