Audio Guides

Paintings from the Collection

A painting of a bronze statue on a plinth overlooking a picturesque harbour - dogs and people mill nearby.
More than 300 paintings from the Library’s collection are now on permanent display. The selected landscapes and portraits date from the 1790s to today.

Dead Central

Sydney central area painting
Thousands of people travel through Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it? Dead Central will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew. This haunting story is told through a 35-minute audio recording.

Map Rooms

Map Rooms

Maps can tell us where we are and where we have been. Today digital maps lead the way but in these rooms the maps and charts on display reveal the rich history of mapmaking.