The Changing Face of Victoria

The Changing Face of Victoria

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.

New exhibits

More than 100 new items from across our collections are now on display in our Changing face of Victoria exhibition. Highlights include:

items relating to women on the goldfields

a new display about Ned Kelly's sister Kate, including never-before-seen material

gorgeous travel posters from the 1920s and '30s depicting local holiday destinations including the Mornington Peninsula and Wilson's Promontory

political posters from the 1970s to the '90s, largely drawn from the Riley & Ephemera Collection

WWI centenary display

This dedicated area of the exhibition focuses on Gallipoli and the evacuation of the peninsula. See moving letters, diaries and photographs that reveal the daily life of soldiers on the battlefront, and understand the roles of writing and censorship in the war.

If you're interested in WWI history don't miss the complementary exhibition in Palmer Hall, Writing the war: personal stories from WWI, where you can discover poignant personal stories of Australians at war.

Until May 2018

Permanent exhibition

Journey through Victoria’s past as you sift through photographs, personal accounts and artefacts from first settlement to today. Meet historic characters from infamous bushranger Ned Kelly to ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills, and learn about the everyday lives of generations of Victorians. New items and stories are added to this exhibition twice yearly, revealing different aspects of the Library's historic collection.

This free exhibition is open 10am–5pm daily.


When & Where


Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Time: 10am–5pm daily


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