National Library of Australia

Lonely Planet review

This library has since accumulated over six million items since being established in 1901, most of which can be accessed in the reading rooms. Don't miss the new Treasures Gallery , where artefacts such as Captain Cook's Endeavour journal and Captain Bligh's list of mutineers are among the regularly refreshed display – free 40-minute volunteer-led tours are held at 10.30am daily and 11.30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.