State Library of South Australia


Institute Building North Terrace c1864 State Library of South Australia PRG 280 1 37 258

North Terrace: east to west

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Ante Chamber, Institute Building

Note: Closed public holidays

North Terrace is often referred to as Adelaide's cultural boulevard. Travel westwards from East Terrace to the top of Port Road and you will see some of our city's grandest buildings and institutions. But you are also walking through Adelaide's past - the pubs, dancehalls, shops and houses.

Most of the photographs on display are of buildings that no longer exist. From the magnificent Exhibition Building to the humble cottages of the west-end, take some time to explore North Terrace as it used to be.

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View an exciting range of exhibitions housed on location at the library and other collecting institutions.

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Art works

The striking artworks in the Spence Wing were specially commissioned to showcase South Australian design and to express a key library function, communication:


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The State Library at twilight

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