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Published September 16th 2019
Free tours and history
The State Library South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide is not only a place of magnificent beauty, but it is also a place of fascinating events, tours and exhibitions. The following tours run year-round and provide a fascinating history into the State Library and South Australia.
11 am Monday to Thursday 2 pm Monday to Friday
Make Yourself at Home during a one hour tour through the State Library buildings and exhibitions. During this tour you will learn about State Library services and hear stories of people and events that help shape life in South Australia. Meet Registrations are essential – 11 am tour or 2 pm tour.
Listen to stories of colonial families and their experiences and feel the danger and excitement of early sea voyages to South Australia in Salt in Your Eyes. Meet those who set sail for a home on the other side of the world including the adventurous and quirky. Registrations are essential.
Photo: City of Adelaide Clipper. State Library South Australia
Stroll around the magnificent buildings that border the State Library in Your History Heartlands. Learn how the cluster of colonial institutions has grown to become the cultural heart of South Australia. Registrations are essential.
Photo: State Library South Australia
All tours meet at the Security Cloaking Desk, Spence Wing (Level 1).
You can reach the State Library by bus or train with bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace and the Adelaide Train Station just a short stroll away. Free trams run regularly between the train station and the Art Gallery right next to the Library.