5. State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria is a historic institution that attracts 8 million visitors a year. Come here before it opens and you will see a line of people ready to jump on the open desks. The famous central dome with its octagonal shape, original dark wood furniture and book-lined walls should not be missed.
The Victoria State Library is the fourth most famous library in the world and the busiest in Australia. The State Library dates back to 1856 and offers incredible heritage architecture, free exhibitions, programs and events. Enjoy open exhibits that showcase some of the library’s most treasured treasures from their collection of more than five million items.