Treasures Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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, this is where you will find many of the Library’s most unexpected and unique items. Be intrigued, surprised, challenged and amazed by the stories our treasures tell.

Our displays change regularly, so we have exciting new stories to share. They include exquisite eighteenth-century watercolours of Australian birds by Sarah Stone, a ‘Wanted’ poster and revolver associated with bushranger Ben Hall, and displays about the 2000 Sydney Bridge Walk and writer and critic, Clive James. Read more about our Treasure Gallery highlights.


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Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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Beer tour participants in front of the Dave's Brewery Tour bus

Dave’s Tours – Canberra

Braddon, Canberra

KIN Gallery shop front

KIN Gallery


We welcome school groups and others, by arrangement. See Phone contacts.

St John’s Schoolhouse Museum

Reid, Canberra

St John the Baptist church

Church of St John the Baptist

Reid, Canberra

Couple play fighting with pillows

Canberra Outlet Centre

Fyshwick, Canberra

Flag of Ghana

Ghana High Commission

O'Malley, Canberra