Hogwarts in Adelaide?

State Library of South Australia Mortlock Wing Hogwarts

Hogwarts?

Not quite Hogwarts and no Harry Potters about the place, but it is the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia which opened in Adelaide, the state capital in 1884.

Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia Adelaide

Mortlock Wing

Victorian era library South Australia

Beautiful architecture from the Victorian era

Mortlock Wing

Not just a part of history this is still and active reading room

Mortlock Wing State Library Adelaide

Mortlock Wing – a library and a museum in one

Amongst these shelves are many old and rare books, with many of them detailing the history if South Australia. The state officially became a colony of Great Britain in 1836.

Rare and historic books State Library of South Australia

Rare and historic books fill the shelves

Mortlock Wing Historic Books State Library of South Australia Adelaide

A step back in time….. page by page

If you are ever in Adelaide please make sure you visit the State Library. Entry is free, the Mortlock Wing alcoves have various displays on South Australian history and it is a great glimpse of beautiful Victorian era architecture.

State Library of South Australia

The Victorian era must have been a glorious time?

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