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Special back of house tour

Special back of house tour

Lifelong learning

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the backrooms and stacks of the State Library? Be one of the few to enjoy a ‘limited-edition’ tour of the Library’s hidden spaces and locked places. Hear fascinating tales of librarians past, and the mysteries of Mr Mitchell. See what happens behind the scenes in Australia’s oldest library. Good walking shoes are required — there will be lots of stairs and tight spaces to climb into. Very limited numbers.

A woman looking at a photograph mounted in a frame
7 / 15 events in this Lifelong learning series
20 August 2020 10:30am to 12:30pm


General Admission: $60.00
State Library Friends Members: $50.00


State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000



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