15State Library of Victoria
Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday
What's Open: Enter the main entrance of the Library and proceed to the foot of the Cowen Gallery stairwell where you will be met by your tour guide. The tour will take you to the Elephant Lift, followed by the Pendulum Staircase and then below ground and into the Catacombs. The tour ends at stairs leading to Little Lonsdale. Visitors with mobility issues will be escorted back to the main building.
Frequency Of Tours: Every 15 minutes. Duration of tour 30 minutes. First tour 10:15am Last tour at 3.45pm
Building Type: Cultural Buildings Library
Year Built: 1854; 1870; 1906 - 11; 1951; 1990 - 98
Architect: Joseph Reed and Others
Tram Stops: Stop 8: La Trobe Street and Swanston Street on routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72
Stop 6: Swanston Street and La Trobe Street on routes 24, 30 and 35 (City Circle)
Explore spaces rarely open to the public since the building was home to the Museum of Victoria.
Architectural Award Winner
Included on either the Victorian Heritage Register, Heritage Council. Classified by the National Trust, Australia (Victoria) or included on the CIty of Melbourne Heritage Overlay
Lines Expected, Arrive Early
Good for Kids