Last chance to see the Ashes Urn at State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 
23 February 2020
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State Library Victoria

Discover surprising connections between extraordinary people, events and icons from Victoria’s history in this free exhibition open 10am-6pm daily.

Velvet, Iron, Ashes opens up a new way of seeing our history and reveals as never before how our stories intersect. Find out how the armour of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly is connected to cricket’s celebrated Ashes Urn, how fairy floss is connected to Victoria’s Latrobe Valley electricity industry, and why the granddaughter of one of our prime ministers once wore a glittering velvet cloak that symbolised the Murray–Darling irrigation scheme.

The Ashes Urn will be on exclusive display at the Library until 23 February 2020. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see it.

Wheelchair accessible
No bookings required
Daily tours available