Our newest tour has arrived

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Our newest tour experience

We are thrilled to announce our newest tour experience: Wander, a web-based tour app that takes you on a journey through the weird and wonderful history of the Library.

From the front doors, all the way to the tip of the Dome, this free, self-guided tour encourages you to uncover new discoveries. And you don’t even need to book!

Ready to get started? Learn more now.

Our stories

A little history of Queen’s Hall

Interior view of Queens Hall, State Library of Victoria from 1898

At 164 years young, the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall first opened in 1859 in honour of Queen Victoria. Since then, it has gone through multiple makeovers. Learn more about the history of this majestic space in this blog post.

What’s on

Other Library tours and experiences

La Trobe Reading Room

History of the Library Tour

From 15 Jun

Discover the fascinating history of the Library and explore some of the iconic spaces with this in-person tour.

Book now

Black and white photo of an older man reading a newspaper, with three young boys reading it over his shoulder. Backdrop is a garden or bush.

Newsworthy Onsite

19 Jul

Explore our vast newspaper collection and enhance your research skills in this hands-on workshop.

Book now

Visitors in Newspapers & Family History Reading Room

Newspaper & Family History Reading Room Tour

From 1 Aug

Explore the Library’s Newspapers and Family History Reading Room in this one-hour introductory tour.

Book now

Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.

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