The Changing Face of Victoria
Visit this remarkable free exhibition that tells the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria.
Encounter explorers, gain insights into life on the goldfields, and explore life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries from Bells Beach to Black Saturday.
More than 220 new items from across our collections are now on display in The changing face of Victoria exhibition.
artefacts from infamous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, including the Jerilderie letter
maps, drawings and testimonials from the passenger ships of the gold rush, plus WFE Liardet's newly restored watercolour View of the north shore, Port of Melbourne 1862
packaging, fashion illustrations and advertising posters from Manton's of Bourke Street and Georges of Collins Street, exploring Melbourne retail trade in the early twentieth century
photographs from the '70s and '80s of Bells Beach, capturing the crowds and surfers of the famous Rip Curl Surf Pro surfing competition
artworks by John Gollings and Peter Wegner exploring the devastating Black Saturday bushfires.
Please note: Ned Kelly's armour has been removed from The changing face of Victoria exhibition and is currently undergoing preparation for display in our new Victoria Gallery, which will open in late spring 2019.
This free exhibition is open 10am-5pm daily.
When & Where
Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Times: 10am - 5pm daily
Venue || Location
State Library of Victoria Events 7 Events
⊜ 328 Swanston Street Melbourne | Map
✆ Event: 03 8664 7099 | Venue: +61 3 8664 7000
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