Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Promoting and preserving the history of Victoria.
The mission of the Society is to promote among our members, member societies, and the wider public, an interest in and understanding of Australian history, with a focus on the Victorian experience, to act as the peak body on behalf of local and specialist historical societies throughout Victoria, and as the historical society for the City of Melbourne.
Please note: The RHSV will be closed from Tuesday 23 December and will reopen Monday 12 January. We wish you a happy holiday.
Drill Hall: December update: - read the Royal Historical Society of Victoria's proposal for a secure future at the Drill Hall with a Committee of Management.
- COLLECTIONSThe RHSV collection is a treasure trove including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, ephemera, photographs, artworks and maps.
- EXHIBITIONSThe RHSV's exhibitions engage a wide range of issues regarding Victoria's history, showcasing material from our collection.
- JUDGE WILLIS CASEBOOKSThe Judge Willis Casebooks are an invaluable record of Victoria's early legal jurisdiction and early Port Phillip life.
Coming Up at the RHSV
Extended to 16 Jan: ‘The Australian Red Cross in the Great War’, open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm (except 3 pm on Fridays). If you wish to bring a group, ring 9326 9288
Every Monday: Walking tours of the Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (under 16 yrs free), bookings 9326 9288. Not held 22 Dec to 19 Jan
- Extended to 16 Jan: ‘The Australian Red Cross in the Great War’, open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm (except 3 pm on Fridays). If you wish to bring a group, ring 9326 9288
Phone: 03 9326 9288 | The RHSV acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.