The National Library is one of Australia's leading research and reference libraries. The library also houses the largest collection in Australia of rare books and books printed before 1800.
The National Library of Australia offers fun presentations, hands-on workshops and fascinating tours that support curriculum, interpret contemporary events and issues, and cater for diverse audiences wishing to explore history, culture, writing, information and visual literacy.
The Treasures Gallery is a great place for teachers and students to come face to face with many of Australia’s most important artefacts and amazing stories. Early maps and atlases, books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects all feature in the gallery. Discover treasures from the Library’s vast collections – from James Cook’s endeavour journal to Edward Koiki Mabo’s diaries and maps. Many of these treasures have never been displayed before and are fascinating talking points for curious learners.