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VICTORIA
MELBOURNE
Marvellous Melbourne
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GEELONG
Geelong
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Hotels

BALLARAT
Ballarat
Ballarat Hotels

BENDIGO
Bendigo
Bendigo Hotels

ECHUCA
Echuca
Echuca Hotels

GIPPSLAND LAKES
Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance Hotels

WARRNAMBOOL
Warrnambool
Warrnambool Hotels

YARRA VALLEY
Yarra Valley
Yarra Glen Hotels


OTHER PLACES TO
STAY IN VICTORIA

Hotels in Victoria
Anglesea
Apollo Bay
Ararat
Arthur's Seat
Bairnsdale
Cape Otway
Colac
Hamilton
Halls Gap
Horsham
Lorne
Maryborough
Mansfield
Merrijig
Metung
Mildura
Ocean Grove
Point Lonsdale
Port Fairy
Portland
Portsea
Queenscliff
Rutherglen
Shepparton
Sorrento
Swan Hill
Torquay
Yarra Junction
 


Tiki Touring Victoria

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State Library of Victoria
Melbourne's Heritage Buildings

 

Victoria's State Library Melbourne

 

State Library of VictoriaThe State Library of Victoria is a magnificent colonial building that grabs your eye while you walk down Swanston St.

It isn't just the fine columns out the front, or the structure itself, but the fact its front lawn is a place for the public to relax.

On a fine day you will see people reading on the steps or the grass, kids playing and other people admiring the statues that grace the area.

St George killing a dragon is one of the main statues, the other is Joan of Arc with a lance raised. Both sit astride horses and they are beautiful pieces of work.

Inside the State Library has plenty to keep all sorts of visitors informed and entertained.

You can play chess, electronic games, see what's in the galleries, watch movies, listen to music, or look through newspapers and magazines.

The State Library also has regular events and exhibitions.

State Library of VictoriaThe building itself will grab the eye as it features "Victorian quirks and curlicues, grand marble staircases, panes of stained glass, and hand-hewn bluestone walls".

Visitors must see the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the Mirror of the World and The Changing Face of Victoria exhibitions. This tour is held 23pm daily, except on public holidays.

The State Library has huge collections of books, pictures, newspapers, maps and manuscripts. Also include in the more than 2 million items are digital works, as well as audio-visual materials covering Victoria's history.

They include art, architecture, Australian and European history, genealogy, government and the law as well as children's books.

The Library is open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm, and Friday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

State Library of VictoriaSome parts of the Library have different opening hours.

It is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and on New Year's Day. On Christmas Eve and the days between Boxing Day and New Year's Day the library will be open from 10am to 6pm. Public holiday hours are from 10am to 6pm.

- Richard Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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