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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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A must see on your walking tour of CBD Melbourne, the State Library is magnificent. A peek at real life, as it's obviously full of people actually using it as a library! But the building itself and its displays are also awesome. It has its...More
Wow! Even if you have absolutely no intentions of opening a book in there, you must visit this library! The dome room is amazing!! And yes, people ARE actually studying...and playing chess, and reading books!! Bonus: Ned Kelly’s armour was on display!
You can get a snack, a drink or a coffee in the attached cafe, and the toilets are always clean, but if in need of a respite from the hustle, the bustle, the wind, the rain, the scorching sun outside, then make your way to...More
We were impressed with the architectural qualities of the State Library of Victoria. We also enjoyed the exhibition on the history of books. Unfortunately one of the lifts was out of commission on the day of our visit and we had to endure lengthy waits...More
Wonderful venue, full of history and modernity all in one. I attended an event at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, the venue was spectacularly presented, the staff were impeccable and the event was a huge success.
The State Library dates from when Melbourne was the heart of a massive gold rush. It shows! A beautiful building and interior domed reading room.
For a special treat, once per year there is a White Night where the "secret life of books" is projected...More
A fabulous building which is well worth a visit. Browse the shelves, check out the fabulous architecture, quite possibly catch an author launching a book in the bookshop. Also a nice coffee shop and easily accessible clean public toilets.
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.