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.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE: The RHSV will be closed from Thursday 29 September until Wednesday 5 October inclusive due to filming taking place in the building. Apologies for inconvenience.
Still available from our book shop: Judging for the People : a Social History of the Supreme Court in Victoria 1841-2016 / edited by Simon Smith.
- COLLECTIONSThe RHSV collection is a treasure trove including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, ephemera, photographs, artworks and maps.
- EXHIBITIONSExhibitions are held on various historical themes throughout the year.
- VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDSClick for details of the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards.
Coming Up at the RHSVEvery Monday: Walking tours of the Flagstaff Gardens, 11am & 2pm. $10 (under 16 yrs free), bookings 9326 9288.
Tue 20 Sep: Lecture: The Vagabond in Virginia and New Caledonia
Tue 18 Oct: Lecture: Two Ways of Looking at St Kilda's Past
16-23 Oct: HISTORY WEEK
24/09/2016 - 25/09/2016 Moorleigh Art & Historical Exhibition 25/09/2016 La Trobe’s Jolimont Cottage and Garden: 1839–2016 25/09/2016 Lawyers and Judges Tour, St Kilda Cemetery 08/10/2016 Visual Tour of Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris 08/10/2016 - 09/10/2016 Bonsai Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition
- number of forums about various aspects of Victorian History.
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