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Royal Society for Questions & Curiosity

Join intrepid explorers Dimity Briggstoke and Reginald Jacoby for an adventure in the State Library of Victoria.

Marvel at Ned Kelly's home-made armour in the Dome Galleries, gasp at the ornate brooch made from real human hair, and step inside the majestic, rarely-visited interior of Queen's Hall. And who is that man reading a newspaper?

If you're a teacher, you can use this video in conjunction with a dedicated activity to help develop students' skills in questioning and critical thinking.

If you're planning to visit the Library with students, you can browse our useful links page to find out more about some of the Library's collection items, spaces, services and history which Reginald and Dimity uncover in the video.