Opening hours will change over the Easter and Anzac Day period. We're open every day except Good Friday, 19 April. Normal hours and services will resume on Friday 26 April. Find our Easter opening hours here ›
On this day, 3rd June 1769, Lieutenant James Cook observed the transit of Venus across the sun, from Tahiti, on the voyage in which he would later chart the east coast of Australia.
The State Library of New South Wales holds these manuscripts of Cook’s observations and many other documents relating to Cook’s voyages.
See our Discover Collections feature.