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The Changing Face of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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.

More than 160 new items from across our collections are now on display in our Changing face of Victoria exhibition.

Highlights include: photographs, drawings and testimonials of the Chinese miners of the gold rush, playbills and images that tell the story of Cremorne’s Gardens, Victoria’s first amusement park, the personal papers of Detective John Christie, detailing his crime-busting work in Melbourne between 1866 and 1910 the sketches, photographs and written accounts of World War I nurse Jessie Traill and a selection of photographic portraits by Ruth Maddison from her series Women over 60.

Plan your visit: The Changing face of Victoria exhibition is open Friday to Wednesday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Thursday 10:00am to 9:00pm, except for public holidays.

Content: State Library Victoria
Facilities:
  • Interpretive centre
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Entry cost:

Free entry

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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