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The State Library of Victoria invites you to celebrate the centenary of its iconic dome
Since 1913 the Library's domed reading room has been the symbolic heart of our great institution. Celebrate the scholarship, creativity and learning this architectural icon has inspired for generations of Victorians. Learn more
This exhibition showcases many of the rare, beautiful and historically significant books held in the Library's collections.
Located in the Dome Galleries overlooking the magnificent La Trobe Reading Room, this exhibition celebrates the unique place of books in our hearts and minds.
Mirror of the world provides an overview of the history of book production, design and illustration, with a display of fine examples from the Library's collections dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
This free exhibition is open 10am–5pm daily.
This exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.
Located in the Dome Galleries overlooking the magnificent La Trobe Reading Room, items on regular display include key artefacts such as the last notes of Burke and Wills and Ned Kelly's armour.
This is a free exhibition, open daily 10am–5pm.