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High tea at the Library

Booked out
Saturday 9 November 2013, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
$80.00, $70.00 Foundation members
03 8664 7099
Bookings required
Cowen Gallery
Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Indulge in a decadent high tea amid the elegant surrounds of the Library’s ornate Red Rotunda gallery.

Your menu includes a glass of sparkling wine, fresh buttermilk scones with strawberry jam and King Island double cream, delicate finger sandwiches, mouth-watering Belgian-chocolate dipped strawberries, as well as sweet tarts and macarons served on a traditional, vintage tiered stand. To drink, choose from a selection of teas, Vittoria coffee or sparkling mineral water.

Afterwards enjoy a guided tour of the rare and beautiful treasures showcased in our Mirror of the world: books and ideas exhibition.


  • Individuals: $80
  • Foundation members: $70
  • Table for ten: $700

Companion card accepted at State Library of Victoria events.