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State Library Victoria Tours

State Library Victoria
The State Library Victoria is an iconic Melbourne landmark and an important community resource. On sunny days, the lawns outside the library are strewn with students and inner-city folk taking a breather from the bustling city streets and catching some rays.

Dominating an entire city block on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets, the library is worth exploring for its heritage architecture alone, which includes tiled floors, grand marble staircases, stained glass and bluestone walls. Free-guided tours are available that take you to the library’s spectacular domed-ceilinged and Redmond Barry Reading Rooms as well as the permanent and temporary exhibitions that are held in one of the library’s three galleries.

Many people visit the library for traditional activities such as work or study, or to read the free newspapers and magazines, however, you can also play traditional and online games, listen to music, watch movies or simply take advantage of the free wireless internet. Regular events also take place at the library including children’s activities, screenings, performances, classes and workshops. There is also an excellent bookshop and a popular café.
Address: 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia
Hours: Open Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri-Sun 10am-6pm.
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience State Library Victoria

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Melbourne Complete Walking Tour

Melbourne Complete Walking Tour

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Join our tour guides for a walk through Australia’s culture capital and learn what makes this city great and so much more. When you arrive, you'll explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Walks 101 tour guides want to show you the real Melbourne – the city we know and love. Your tour will stop for a coffee and conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.01
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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

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Squeezing in a workout while on vacation isn’t always easy, but this Melbourne running tour means you can work up a sweat and take in the sights along the way. Set out on a run around Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways; stop to admire the vibrant street art, local landmarks, and quirky shops; then re-fuel with coffee at a popular local café.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour of Melbourne

Private Tour of Melbourne

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Looking for an exclusive experience for your family, office, or club? Rent a professional guide for 3 hours to start and finish at the place & time of your choosing. At the start of the tour, your guide will work with you to set the itinerary. Want us to focus on street art? Laneways? Sport? Want to try dumplings in Chinatown? Coffee at an iconic cafe? Cocktails on a rooftop? No worries! Just let us know when you book and we’d be happy to accommodate. Not sure what to do? We'll take you on Melbourne's highlights, spending 3 hours covering the best our city has to offer - street art, historic arcades, iconic laneways, Chinatown, and Melbourne's oldest jail. When you make your booking please include any special requests, as well as where you would like the tour to start from (pickup available from any city location — we'll use public transport to navigate through the city).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Melbourne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Visit key sights like Flinders Street Station, the Queen Victoria Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Immigration Museum, the State Library of Victoria, and much more. Learn about Melbourne’s history and find out why this city has become a celebrated hub of arts and culture.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Guided walking tour of Melbourne

Guided walking tour of Melbourne

The only guided walking tour of the city of Melbourne 100% in Spanish! In addition, the tour is fully open to improvisation and personal preferences of the group. Small groups of a maximum of 10 people so you can ask and ask any questions without any problem. Learn the secrets that this city hides at the hands of a person who has lived in it for more than 4 years.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Alternative Melbourne Fitzroy Area Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Alternative Melbourne Fitzroy Area Tour

Melbourne is a haven for subcultures still thriving today, and on this tour, you'll see them with your own eyes. Get a close look at the courts and prisons that once held the residents of Melbourne, and get a feel for the experiences that built the area's headstrong attitude. Get up close and personal with the bohemian Fitzroy neighborhood from a local's point of view. Hear about the area's dark past and the local legends that relate to many that lived there. See how this underworld transitioned to a lively area that caters to all things Avante Garde, Australian style. Walkthrough the steps of famous artists, writers, and revolutionaries; you'll be amazed at the different kinds of street art you still see everywhere today. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are State Library Victoria hours of operation?
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State Library Victoria hours of operation: Open Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri-Sun 10am-6pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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