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Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's armour; encounter explorers and early settlers; gain insights into life on the goldfields; and explore aspects of daily life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries.

In the last exhibition refresh, more than 60 new items from across the State Library Victoria's collections were placed on display in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition.

Highlights include:

- Photographic stills from the making of Ned Kelly the film, starring Mick Jagger
- Trophies, scrapbooks and a bicycle that tell the story of the Australian cycling craze of the 1930s
- 19th-century maps, pamphlets and photographs of Melbourne’s early water supply, Yan Yean Reservoir
- and images by celebrated photographer Maggie Diaz that illustrate the printing and binding technologies of the mid-1960s.

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Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm


  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times