Temporary Treasures Gallery closure

The Treasures Gallery will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 10 August, reopening Saturday 5 September.

Visiting the National Library? Whether this is your first visit or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and our exhibitions by joining one of our free guided tours. Tours are offered daily by our trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections. Your Guide will welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the National Library, our collections and the stories of Australia.  

Treasures Gallery tours 

No tours during the Treasures Gallery closure 10 August to 4 September 2015.

Take a tour and come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories. 

For: everyone
Availability: daily at 11.30 am 
Bookings: not required, however, a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings
Cost: free
Duration: 30 minutes, meet in the foyer

Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia

From 12 August - 15 November 2015

Take a guided tour of the exhibition and see William Strutt's unforgettable paintings of bushfires, explorers and bushrangers.

For: everyone
Availability:  every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am
Bookings: not required, however, a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings
Cost: free
Duration: 30 minutes, meet in the foyer

Behind the scenes tours

Take a tour to visit enormous stacks where the books are stored and learn about strange curiosities in the Library’s collection that have been acquired over more than a century of collecting. 

For: everyone
Availability: every Thursday at 2pm, except between Christmas and New Year
Bookings: not required, however, a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings
Cost: free
Duration: 45 minutes, meet in the foyer

Discover your National Library tour

Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces.

For: everyone
Availability: every Saturday at 2pm, except between Christmas and New Year
Bookings: not required, however, a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings
Cost: free
Duration: 45 minutes, meet in the foyer

Special interest group tours

To organise special tours for community groups email volunteering@nla.gov.au or call 02 6262 1634. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for groups of 10 or more people.

Our education program takes school bookings.