Treasures Gallery

Treasures Gallery

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09:00am-5:00pm daily

Treasures Gallery, Ground floor


No booking required

The Treasures Gallery highlights the extraordinary holdings of the National Library of Australia. From maps and rare books to manuscripts, photographs, oil paintings and watercolours, here is where you will find many of the Library’s most important items. Be intrigued, surprised, challenged and amazed by the stories these unique treasures tell.

Displays are changed regularly to preserve the treasures for future generations.

View current exhibition highlights

Free tours of the Treasures Gallery are available daily at 11.30am.

The Treasures Gallery is free and open every day, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

The Library warmly thanks our Treasures Gallery supporters. Their generosity has made it possible to bring these treasures to life for the whole community.