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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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Walking by saw an art exhibition advertised so called in. What an amazing building! Really worth visiting for the architecture, and interesting seeing how many people were using the library. Art collection is worth a quick look too.
A spectacular building with the domed reading room at the heart of it.
Unfortunately now isn’t the best time to visit as the world of books exhibition is being re-curated and the front of the building is closed for renovation (due to reopen on 15th...More
Special exhibition - Velvet, Iron, Ashes - was very interesting, but the "machine" that was supposed to create an individual guide we found quite confusing so we just wandered around doing our own thing. The next couple of rooms contained amazing paintings that had been...More
You can visit the library to get some work done or you may want to do some research of the past. There is free wiFi for the traveller or students to complete homework. The cafe attached has good coffee and food. Worth a visit and...More
So I want to start this review off by saying why this was a must do for me - I am a Librarian (Children's and Young Adults) so I tend to love checking out Libraries when I go to other cities. But this is a...More
The library is located in the center of the CBD in front of Melbourne Central. It is a bit crowded but easy going. I went inside and it is huge, they have so many services and special places for the people or students want to...More
What a wonderful place! You think, library... boring. Nope, it’s more than that. It’s a place that will blow your mind. Ned Kelly, the story of books, amazing old chairs, high magical ceilings and so much learning. You could spend many hours here, not just...More
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.