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Library hours for Melbourne Cup Day

The Library will be open between 10am and 6pm on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6 November.

Please note that some services will run to a public holiday schedule. 

  • The exhibition galleries will close at 5pm
  • Mr Tulk will be closed all day

For items from the offsite store or Heritage Collections (rare books, maps, pictures and manuscripts), orders for Melbourne Cup Day will need to be made by:

  • 3pm, Friday 2 November for Heritage Collections items stored offsite
  • 5.30pm, Sunday 4 November for books, journals and newspapers stored offsite
  • 3pm, Monday 5 November for Heritage Collections items stored onsite

To enjoy the spirit of the public holiday you might like to visit our guide to researching the Cup using the Library’s collections or visit the image library that was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cup in 2010.

Toryboy, Winner of the Melbourne Cup 1865

Toryboy and the Cup field of 1865, H6705. Toryboy won the race 4 years after being unplaced in the first Cup.

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